DOWNTOWN ZONING UPDATE
For the first time in 50 years, the City of Keene is pursuing a new approach for zoning in the Downtown.
WE WANT YOUR INPUT!
See below for more info
While zoning may not seem like an interesting topic or one that might impact you directly, you may be surprised.
Do you love the look and feel of Main Street?
Do you wish parts of downtown looked different?
Keene's downtown zoning update can play a role in addressing these questions.
Recognizing the importance of downtown to Keene and the region, the City is working with the firm, Camiros, to update its downtown zoning regulations. This effort is the first of its kind for the City, as it has been over 50 years since Keene's zoning was examined comprehensively.
Included below are links to some of the presentations delivered to date draft downtown zoning update.
Community Workshop Presentation
On Dec. 9 & 10, the Consulting firm Camiros presented on the proposed zoning changes. A copy of this presentation is available here.
Draft Ordinance of Downtown Zoning Changes:
Info sessions were held on Nov 19 or Nov 20 to review the proposed zoning changes and receive more info on the draft Ordinance. The presentation from these sessions is available here.
Technical Review and Approaches Report:
In April of 2019, Camiros released a “Technical Review and Approaches Report” that reviews key observations, proposed concepts, and important questions for how Keene might update its downtown zoning. This report reflects input received from the public and the Joint Committee of the Planning Board and PLD.
On july 13, 2020 tHE CITY RELEASed A PRELIMINARY DRAFT OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, which includes the proposed downtown zoning update for public review & comment.
PRELIMINARY DRAFT LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE FOR CITY OF KEENE
more educational materials on proposed changes to come soon!