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Community Development

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Housing Needs Analysis

The City of Keene is working with Camoin Associates to complete a comprehensive housing needs analysis for the City of Keene that articulates the critical issues, opportunities, and solutions to address the community’s housing needs. The assessment will document existing housing conditions within the City of Keene; identify market and other forces that affect housing supply and demand now and over the next 10 years; and identify gaps or deficiencies in maintaining equitable access to safe, resilient, and reliable housing to as many City residents as possible.

Save the date! Please join us for a community open house on Thursday, April 20 from 3:30-5:30 pm at the Hannah Grimes Center to discuss Keene's proposed housing strategy! 

Land Development Code (LDC)

(Effective September 1, 2021)

The LDC and updated Zoning Map are available at: ​https://keenenh.gov/land-development-code   

The LDC is Chapter 100 of the City Code of Ordinances, and contains most local regulations concerning the use and development of land and buildings (e.g. zoning, site plan & subdivision regulations, historic district, floodplain, public improvement standards, earth excavation). 


Administrative Decisions

Beginning in January 2023, all administrative planning and zoning decisions will be posted online.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Community Development Department at 603-352-5440 or communitydevelopment@keenenh.gov.

Administrative Planning Decision - 210-222 West St

Administrative Planning Decision - 160 Emerald St

Administrative Planning Decision - 112 Washington St

Administrative Planning Decision - 3 Krif Ct

Administrative Historic District Commission Decision - 104 Emerald St