Community Development

The mission of the Community Development Department is to establish a customer service oriented development assistance and review process that provides for necessary safety, environmental, and community concerns in a well-coordinated, timely, predictable, and cost efficient and effective manner. The Concord Community Development Department strives to foster success stories within our City. Members of the Engineering, Planning, Code, and administration divisions understand that we thrive when the community thrives. By working cooperatively as partners with the private sector, rather than simply regulators, Community Development ensures that both public and private projects are planned, designed, and constructed to quality standards to be enjoyed for generations to come. The culmination of this effort helps safeguard Concord’s place as a preeminent location to live, work, and raise a family in northern New England.


Take advantage of the wide variety of services the Community Development Department offers. Interested in developing a property? Our weekly development review meetings provide an informal, no cost opportunity for anyone with a development idea to receive feedback. Have a concern about traffic in your neighborhood? Our traffic engineer would be happy to discuss possible solutions with you. Want to preserve an open space or historical property? The Planning Division, in coordination with the Heritage and Conservation commissions, can assist. Looking to relocate or start a business in Concord? Our economic development professionals can provide you with a wealth of information. Interested in renovating your home or commercial property? Our Code Administration Office can provide you with guidance.

July 8, 2024 Zoning Ordinance Public Hearing Notice

Please see this link for the City Council's Public Hearing Notice 

Please see this link for the proposed language of the Zoning Ordinance amendments