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Due to the Public Health Emergency, SWRPC's physical offices are closed to the public.  We remain available via telephone and email.  Please call us at 603-357-0557 or click Contact Staff for list of staff email addresses. 

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NHDOT Seeking Input on Public Involvement Practices

Cheshire Rail Trail South Planning Project

Planning for Hinsdale-Brattleboro Existing Bridges and Island Area

Monadnock Broadband Implementation Guide

Monadnock Vital Economies

COVID-19 Resources Page
Plan for Ashuelot Rail Trail: A Pilot Project

Highlights Newsletter

Highlights Archive

SWRPC Meetings

June 7, 2021

The SWRPC Transportation Advisory Committee will meet at 2:00 p.m.
To join the Zoom meeting via computer please click:

http://bit.ly/June7TAC21

To join via phone please call (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 837 8594 4365

Passcode: 136364

For assistance logging in please contact Rich Clough of SWRPC staff.

For more information, please contact J. B. Mack of SWRPC staff.

June 15, 2021

The SWRPC Board of Directors will meet at 3:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting via computer please click:

http://bit.ly/Jun15AnnMtg21

To join via phone please call (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 891 9130 4682

Passcode: 684991

For assistance logging in please contact Rich Clough of SWRPC staff.

For more information, please contact Becky Baldwin of SWRPC staff.

June 15, 2021

The SWRPC Annual Meeting will be at 3:30 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting via computer please click:

http://bit.ly/Jun15AnnMtg21

To join via phone please call (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 891 9130 4682

Passcode: 684991

For assistance logging in please contact Rich Clough of SWRPC staff.

For more information, please contact Becky Baldwin of SWRPC staff.

June 22, 2021

The SWRPC Energy & Natural Resources Advisory Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting via computer please click:

http://bit.ly/Jun22ENRAC21

To join via phone please call (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 826 2033 5372

Passcode: 756811

For assistance logging in please contact Rich Clough of SWRPC staff.

For more information, please contact Lisa Murphy of SWRPC staff.

Other Meetings

June 9, 2021

The Swanzey Hazard Mitigation Work Group will meet at 10:00 a.m.

To join the meeting via computer please click:

http://bit.ly/Jun9SwHMWG21

Meeting ID: 865 1617 0069

Passcode: 306487

To join via phone please call (646) 558-8656

For assistance in logging in, please call Rich Clough at (603) 357-0557.

For more information, please contact Lisa Murphy of SWRPC staff.

June 9, 2021

The Hinsdale Hazard Mitigation Work Group will meet at 2:00 p.m.

To join the meeting via computer please click:

http://bit.ly/Jun9HiHMWG21

To join via phone please call (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 862 3326 0605

Passcode: 219649

For assistance in logging in, please call Rich Clough at (603) 357-0557.

For more information, please contact Lisa Murphy of SWRPC staff.

June 11, 2021

The Antrim Emergency Operations Plan Work Group will meet at 9:00 a.m.

To join the meeting via computer please click:

http://bit.ly/Jun11AnEOP21

To join via phone please call (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 894 2204 9119

Passcode: 024703

For assistance in logging in, please call Rich Clough at (603) 357-0557.

For more information, please contact Lisa Murphy of SWRPC staff.

June 15, 2021
The Monadnock Regional Coordinating Council for Community Transportation will meet at 9:00 p.m.

To join the meeting via computer please click:

http://bit.ly/Jun15MRCC21

To join via phone please call (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 852 5948 0044

Passcode: 421348

For assistance in logging in, please call Rich Clough at (603) 357-0557.

For more information, please contact Terry Johnson of SWRPC staff.

Items of Interest

SWRPC's Public Involvement Plan (PIP) is undergoing an update. The Plan is designed to establish policy relative to public participation in planning activities led by SWRPC. The Plan is updated every five years and has been released for public review and comment. The public comment period will extend through June 11th. The document is available for review online by clicking here. To access a hard copy of the draft Plan or to provide written feedback on the PIP, please contact Lisa Murphy of SWRPC staff.

The Regional Public Involvement Plan for Southwest New Hampshire has been adopted and released. To view the plan, please click here.

For NH planning events, see the NH Office of Strategic Initiatives Events Calendar.

Discover more about Granite State Future.

Municipal Survey Report

To learn about Monadnock Region Future: A Plan for Southwest New Hampshire please click here

To learn about the Greater Keene Air Quality Education and Outreach Campaign please click here.

To learn about the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant decommissioning process please click here

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Welcome to the Southwest Region Planning Commission Homepage.  SWRPC is one of nine regional planning commissions in New Hampshire established under RSA 36.  Our region covers a 34-town area in Cheshire, western Hillsborough, and Sullivan Counties.

 

Our Mission:
"To work in partnership with the communities of the Southwest Region to promote sound decision-making for the conservation and effective management of natural, cultural and economic resources."

 


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The Commission employs a staff of full-time professionals who possess a diverse range of planning related background and experience.  Please have a look around our web site and feel free to contact us for additional information and to discuss how we can assist you.

 

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT

Monadnock Region Future: A Plan for Southwest New Hampshire
Monadnock Region Future provides information and guidance to anyone with an interest in planning for the future of Southwest New Hampshire.  The Monadnock Region Future, which serves as the Regional Plan, maps out a vision for the future based on an understanding of the Region's assets and opportunities as well as ongoing initiatives and current challenges.  It encourages the reader to think broadly about the Region and the factors affecting its success, and presents strategies that can enhance current efforts as well as promote new and emerging opportunities.  To view the Monadnock Region Future Executive Summary, please click here.

Southwest Connects: Southwest Region Transportation Plan
Southwest Connects presents policy and technical information relevant to local, regional, and state activity for the planning and management of the transportation system.  The Plan includes the Regional Transportation Improvement Program, a list of planned capital improvement projects and planning initiatives impacting our region.  Next, the Transportation Context and Concepts section introduces basic operation and maintenance concepts.  Finally, the Southwest Region Corridor Systems section provides summary data and information for all eight corridors in the Southwest Region.

Southwest New Hampshire Housing Plan
The Southwest New Hampshire Housing Plan presents 1) a brief discussion of housing as a community development issue, including an overview of housing-related information at the national, state, regional and municipal levels, 2) an array of data and statistics relevant to housing and prevailing socioeconomic conditions in the Southwest Region, and 3) a Fair Housing Equity Assessment (FHEA), which includes assessments of: segregated areas and areas of increasing diversity; racially or ethnically concentrated areas of poverty; access to existing areas of high opportunity; major public investments (physical infrastructure); and fair housing issues, services, and activities (fair housing infrastructure).

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is the result of a continuing local planning process designed to guide the economic growth of the Region. The CEDS provides a report on the Region’s economic development situation (geography, population, labor force, resources, and environment), identifies regional economic and community development problems and opportunities, and establishes an Action Plan of suggested projects that address specific goals and objectives.

Natural Resources Plan
To assist the planning process and facilitate dialogue among communities and others around natural resource protection and management, the Natural Resources Plan provides an overview of the significant conditions and trends, issues and challenges and opportunities facing the Region’s diverse natural resources, and the infrastructure we rely on to safely access and utilize these resources. It highlights strategies for communities, organizations, and others to consider in addressing natural resource, water infrastructure, energy, and climate challenges at the regional and local level.

Broadband Plan
The Southwest Region Planning Commission, advised by a group of representatives from a variety of sectors and communities in Southwest New Hampshire, developed the Southwest New Hampshire Broadband Plan to better understand current levels of broadband service, identify challenges and barriers to improved broadband access, and to plan for increased broadband availability and utilization. This Plan addresses the linkages between various sectors in the Region and their growing reliance on broadband connectivity. It recognizes broadband as critical infrastructure and suggests approaches for addressing the future of broadband in the Region.

 

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