Community Development

Community Development

Comprehensive Master Plan

The City of Keene has embarked on a visioning and planning project that will update the City’s 2010 Comprehensive Master Plan (CMP). 

Vision Keene: 20 Forward will occur in two phases over 2024 and 2025. The first phase is a Community Visioning Process, where we look forward to setting strategic goals that lead Keene to 2040. 

During the second phase, each of the 2010 CMP’s multiple topic-oriented chapters will be examined and updated to reflect current community priorities. The 18-month process will result in an updated Community Vision, Community Snapshot, and Comprehensive Master Plan that will guide the community’s decision-making for the next ten to fifteen years.  Visit the project website for complete information and opportunities to participate.

As a first step, please take our Community Survey (open through June 7, 2024).

Learn from the past, plan for the future!

Existing Master Plan

On Monday, September 13, 2010, the Keene Planning Board voted unanimously to adopt the Keene Comprehensive Master Plan 2010. The City Council Planning, Licenses and Development Committee voted to recommend full Council endorsement via Resolution 2010-32.

Download the 2010 Comprehensive Master Plan.

Aerial shot of Keene with Vision Keene logo