Land Use

The City of Keene’s land use data from 2001 and 2008 was analyzed to identify trends (Figure 1, Table 1).

It is important to note that the amount of land used to accommodate both industrial and commercial uses is disproportionate to the amount of floor space provided over roughly the same time period; meaning that during that time, significant amounts of land were consumed providing a comparatively small amount of revenue generating space. This trend may also indicate lower levels of reoccupation of existing buildings and redevelopment of older buildings.