A Plan for the NRPC Region
Adopted in December 2014, the Nashua Regional Plan recognizes the value of regional planning to the well-being and development of municipalities and is developed in accordance with state legislation requiring the creation of comprehensive development plan for the region (NH RSA 36:45).
Throughout several chapters (see links on the right) issues such as land use, transportation, economic development, infrastructure, housing, public health, energy, and cultural, historic, and natural resources are addressed. This Plan serves as a resource to assist communities with making decisions related to these issues, and can be used during their development of local Master Plans.
The Plan provides an accurate and impartial portrait of demographic trends and the various existing conditions in the region and offers goals and strategies for moving forward based on that information as well as a vast body of public input gathered over a two year period. The documents that catalogue the outreach and additional resources are found below.
- Regional Plan Advisory Subcommittees' Roles and Responsibilities
- Outreach Strategy
- NH Listens Regional Themes
- Progress Report on the Regional Plan
- Fall 2012 Outreach Summary
- Fall 2012 Outreach Results (full report)
- Fall 2012 Outreach: Economic Development Chapter Summary
- Fall 2012 Outreach: Water Infrastructure & Energy Efficiency Chapter Summary
- Fall 2012 Outreach: Housing Chapter Summary
- Fall 2012 Outreach: Environment Chapter Summary
- Fall 2012 Outreach: Transportation Chapter Summary
A Granite State Future was a 3-year (2012-2014) community-based program starting with a public dialogue about the future of our communities, our regions, and our state. It culminated with an update of the regional plans in each of New Hampshire's nine planning regions, including the Nashua Region.
The staff of New Hampshire's nine regional planning commissions (RPCs) worked with a range of community and business leaders, state agencies, counties and municipalities, and non-profits and citizen groups to develop a productive public dialogue within each region. Supported by New Hampshire-based resources and technical support, A Granite State Future was designed to be a product of the people of New Hampshire in recognition that better public decisions are made when everyone affected participates in the process.
- Statewide Snapshot (Full Report)
- Statewide Snapshot (Executive Summary)
- Statewide Snapshot (Handout)
- Regional Plan Framework
- Statewide Existing Conditions and Trends Assessment
- Common Metrics Methodologies
- Climate Change in Southern New Hampshire: Past, Present, and Future
- Equity and Engagement Checklist
- Public Engagement for Granite State Future (Summary)
- Public Engagement for Granite State Future (Full Report)
- Granite State Future Statewide Survey