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In January 2013 the Southern NH Planning Commission (SNHPC) announced a certified sites program for Southern NH known as ReadySetGo!

Presentations about the program were made to the Economic Development Council (EDC) and Planning Board in April. Interested in the concept of a certified sites program and the potential of expanding commercial & industrial development, the EDC worked to provide the Planning Board with Draft Regulations that could establish the program in town.

The EDC has made two presentations to the Planning Board; first on October 24, 2013 and again on June 26, 2014. At both meetings the EDC presented Draft Regulations, in the form of a Development Regulation Amendment, to the Planning Board. 

 

EDC Removed Mixed-Use and Residential Uses from Proposed Certified Sites Regulations
The EDC reviewed the certified sites regulations and discussed at their August 6, 2014 meeting. The EDC decided to remove mixed-use and residential uses from the Certified Sites Regulations being proposed to the Planning Board.

 

Planning Board & Economic Development Council Workshop - 09/03/14
The Planning Board and Economic Development council will conduct a workshop to discuss the Draft Certified Sites Regulations at on Wednesday, 09/03/14, 6:30pm in the Mildred Stark Room of Goffstown Town Hall.

 

What is a Certified Sites Program?

A certified sites program recognizes sites and buildings within a community or region ready for development.  A certified site means the land owner or local developer has worked with the community to address local approvals and permitting issues, prior to a business expressing interest in the location. Once certified, a prospective business can seek out certified sites and buildings within the region and the region’s municipalities available for development and redevelopment purposes.

 

Additional Information

Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission's ReadySetGo!

SNHPC April 2013 Presentation to EDC & Planning Board

 

Contact

Jonathan O'Rourke, Planning & Economic Development Director

(603) 497-8990 ext. 119