Planning Division


Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis and in accordance with Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order #12 pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04, local government bodies are authorized to meet electronically. Please note that there is no physical location for electronic meetings. Members of the government body have the ability to communicate during electronic meetings through the Zoom platform.

For electronic meetings held by each government body listed below, the public has access to listen and participate by following the respective link, or by dialing the respective number and entering the Meeting ID at the prompt. For those calling in who wish to provide public comment, dial *9 during the meeting to alert the host that you wish to speak. The host will unmute you at the appropriate time, Images, documents, or any other form of public comment can be emailed to staff to share electronically during the meeting at

For problems connecting to a scheduled meeting, please call 603-225-8515 or send an email to: These and links to other City meetings can also be found on the City Calendar at

MeetingZoom LinkCall in NumberMeeting ID
Planning Board 076 629
Conservation Commission
1-929-205-6099891 0310 2691
Trails Subcommittee
829 848 841
Heritage Commission
834 1040 3980
Architectural Design Review
878 822 708
Energy and Environment
819 4230 7273
TPAC Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee
49594 325

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 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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