Keene Comprehensive 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.

Thanks to everyone that participated and gave their time, energy and input to the plan. This community has one heck-of-a guide for future growth and change. Now, the real fun begins! Time to implement! If you want to get involved in a project, have a project to suggest, would like to be included in master plan implementation updates or would like to help out, send an email to or call the Planning Department at 603-352-5474.

What's next? Immediate next steps include the creation of an HTML website that will be home to the on-line version as well as printing and distributing hard copies. It is anticipated that this work will be completed by the end of this year. In the meantime, the PDF version of the plan can be accessed below. Feel free to print your own copy or download the file and take it to a local copy shop. Hard copies for the general public's use will be made available for check-out at the Keene Public Library after the New Year.

KEENE CMP - Full Document (with maps and appendices) (25 MB)

The following options do not include the appendices as part of the document. Maps are included in the doucmnet as indicated. The maps are also provided as separate files for easier download.

KEENE CMP, with Maps (Low Res) - Optimized for 8.5 x 11 printing (7.5 MB)

KEENE CMP, with Maps (Std Res) - Optimized for 8.5 x 11 printing (12.5 MB)

KEENE CMP - Without Maps (Low Resolution) (5.4 MB)

KEENE CMP - Without Maps (Standard Resolution) (8.3 MB)

KEENE CMP Future Land Use Maps - (Low Resolution) (4.3 MB)

KEENE CMP Future Land Use Maps - (Standard Resolution) (9.5 MB)

Appendix A Transportation Plan (316 KB)
Appendix B Friends of Center City Survey Results (403 KB)
Appendix C New Hampshire Goals (78 KB)
Appendix D 2009 Business Survey (1 MB)
Appendix E  Monadnock Region Broadband Plan (70 KB)
Appendix F Ideas and Inspiration for the Future (114 KB)
Appendix G 2009 Natural Resources Inventory (2.44 MB)


CMP Drafting is Underway!

City Planning Staff and CMP Steering Committee members, with support from Horsley Witten, are currently drafting the Community Master Plan.  We are open to your ideas and input as we move forward through this process.  Visit the Steering Committee page to review meeting minutes and agendas to follow our progress.

Save the Date!

The second series of Keene Voices is scheduled for September. 
Check out the schedule here.

facebookPublic Forum Kick-Off Meeting

May 4, 2009
Bringing the Vision to Life

Flash Video

Due to the large file size of the May 19th Public Forum flash video, we are unable to post this link.  If you would like to view this session of Keene Voices, please see the Cheshire TV guide for showtimes.


To review the Community Vision and the Six Vision Focus Areas, adopted by City Council in 2008, click here.