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.
An amended version of O-2020-10 & O-2020-11 will be submitted to City Council to set a Public Hearing date by the end of March or early April. A mailed notice of the City Council Public Hearing date and time will be sent all property owners in the City of Keene and posted in the local newspaper and on the City website.
Upcoming Dates of Interest:
Feb. 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm - Planning Board Public Hearing on Articles 19, 20, and Sections 25.10 through 25.14 of the proposed Land Development Code (Click Here for Agenda)
March 17, 2021 at 4:30 pm - Historic District Commission Public Hearing on Article 21 and Section 25.15 of the proposed Land Development Code (Click here to access Historic District Commission webpage)
March 24, 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)