Planning Division

The key functions of the Planning Division are to provide staff support for the Planning Board, review development proposals, and guide the development and implementation of the Master Plan.

The Planning Division also provides staff support to the following:


Concord Next is the City’s overhaul of its zoning ordinance. The new illustrated document will present a guide to “character-based” development that focuses on the physical form and character of the neighborhood that the community wants to create or preserve.

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Primarily focused on commercial and residential districts within the Urban Growth Boundary, this two year project will include public participation in the form of community meetings, design charrettes, and online methods of gathering feedback and sharing project deliverables.

Check out the video of the February 7, 2018 kickoff meeting.

Check out the video of the June 17 meeting at Beaver Meadow Golf Course.

Check out the video of the June 18 meeting at Council Chambers.

Development Assistance

Are you interested in developing a project in Concord, but have questions on where and how to begin? The City offers weekly development review meetings to help. These are opportunities to sit down with City staff from multiple departments prior to filling out an application. Please contact the Planning Division at (603) 225-8515 to set up a meeting.

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