Keene is updating its zoning & permitting processes to create a simpler & more efficient experience for all.
The City’s land use regulations have helped us grow to where we are today, and we’re streamlining them to ensure that we can continue to benefit from new economic opportunities while maintaining Keene’s unique character.
Proposed Land Development Code Update (Oct 2020):
Ordinances O-2020-10 & O-2020-11 proposing the establishment of a Land Development Code and proposing changes to the City's downtown Zoning Districts were introduced to City Council on Oct 15, 2020. For more info on these ordinances, and the schedule/process for adoption, click below.
The Public Workshop phase for these Ordinances concluded on February 8, 2021. More info on the public workshop is available at the Joint Committee webpage.
City Council will be holding a public hearing on Ordinances O-2020-10A & O-2020-11A on April 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm. A mailed notice of the City Council Public Hearing date and time was sent to property owners in the City of Keene and posted in the local newspaper and on the City website. Click for more info on how to access this public hearing.
Upcoming Dates of Interest:
April 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm - City Council Public Hearing on Ordinances O-2020-10A & O-2020-11A (Click Here to access the information on how to participate in this meeting). The City Council Agendas are available at: https://ci.keene.nh.us/my-city-government/city-council (scroll down to "Agendas").
April 21, 2021 at 4:30 pm - Historic District Commission Continued Public Hearing on Article 21 and Section 25.15 of the proposed Land Development Code (Click here to access Historic District Commission webpage)
April 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm - Planning, Licenses and Development (PLD) Committee meeting to discuss Congregate Living and Social Services License and proposed changes to Chapter 46 of the City Code of Ordinances. (Click here to access PLD agendas)