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.

February 7, 2018 kickoff meeting
June 17, 2019 meeting at Beaver Meadow Golf Course
June 18, 2019 meeting in Council Chambers
February 18, 2020 meeting at Penacook Elementary School
February 19, 2020 meeting in 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 meet with City staff from multiple departments prior to submitting an application. Please contact the Planning Division at (603) 225-8515 to schedule a development review meeting.

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