SWRPC Online Library

 General Interest

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.

Monadnock Region Future: Executive Summary 

 

Southwest New Hampshire Housing Plan   
 
The Southwest New Hampshire Housing Plan presents 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. 

Southwest New Hampshire Broadband Plan   
The Southwest New Hampshire Broadband Plan was developed 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.

Guiding Change: The Southwest Region at the Beginning of the 21st Century 
(8.3 MB) June 2002
 

Guiding Change represents the updated regional plan for Southwest NH and covers eleven topic areas particularly relevant to community and regional planning.

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Download the Reference Directory (459 KB) Adobe PDF
Includes an extensive listing of agency and organization profiles, web links, and contact information.

Southwest Region Housing Trends and Conditions
(1.6 MB) June 2003

This report 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, and 2) an array of data and statistics relevant to housing and prevailing socioeconomic conditions in the Southwest Region.

Southwest Region Housing Needs Assessment
(1.3 MB) 2006

This report 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, and 2) an array of data and statistics relevant to housing and prevailing socioeconomic conditions in the Southwest Region. The Planning Commission provides this report for use by local officials and others with interests in housing in the Southwest Region.


 Local Planning

Southwest Region Manufactured Housing Park Survey 
(350 KB)  December 2002

This report provides both a general overview of the rules and regulations pertaining to manufactured homes in New Hampshire and a detailed look at the Region's manufactured housing parks.


Subdivision & Site Plan Review Handbook 
(3.3 MB)  Revised - December 2001

This handbook is intended to serve as a guide for Planning Boards in updating their local subdivision and site plan review regulations.


The Law Governing Earth Excavations - A Handbook for New Hampshire Municipalities
(766 KB) 

This handbook has been prepared to assist towns in understanding and applying the state statutes that govern earth excavations.

 Natural Resources

Natural Resources Plan

The Natural Resources Plan provides an overview of the significant conditions and trends, issues, challenges and opportunities facing the Region's diverse natural resources.

 

Ashuelot River Corridor Management Plan
(13.0 MB)
2006 Update
 

 

Atlas of the Ashuelot River (2.6 MB) 
Summer 2004

This two page Atlas provides information about the Ashuelot River's History, Plant and Animal Habitat, Water Resources, and Recreation.


Atlas of the Cold River (2.8 MB) 
Winter 2006

This two page Atlas provides information about the Cold River's History, Plant and Animal Habitat, Water Resources, and Recreation.


Southwest Region Natural Resources   

Inventory (1.6MB) October 2003 

 Transportation

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.  


Coordinated Community Transportation Plan  

Southwest Region Planning Commission (SWRPC) undertook a planning study under contract with NH DOT to examine transit needs and develop recommendations for improving transportation services and coordination in the Monadnock Region. The need to provide transportation services to people who do not have access to reliable transportation options, due to age, disability, income or other reasons, has been identified as a problem in Southwest New Hampshire for many years. This document provides guidance on how future coordination and partnership efforts should evolve, what information is needed for future understanding of transportation needs, and future transit and paratransit investments that should be made in the Monadnock Region.


Route 10 Job Access Study  

The Southwest Region Planning Commission (SWRPC) conducted the Route 10 Job Access Study to assess the need, market and feasibility of job access transportation service as a strategic measure to bridge the gap between observed need and available resources on the Route 10 corridor between Keene and Swanzey. The Route 10 Corridor is an arterial with a high number of commuters that connects a high proportion of affordable housing developments in West Swanzey and Winchester to employment in Keene.


Southwest Region Transportation Plan - 2007 Update  

The Regional Transportation Plan is one part of the Planning Commission’s work program to assist both local community planning and statewide transportation planning.  The Update presents a synthesis of policy and technical information relevant to local, regional, and state activity for the planning and management of the transportation system.


NH 101 Corridor Study (1.2 MB) 
December 1999
 

This report presents the results of the NH 101 Corridor Study from Keene to Milford and includes the study definition, a summary of findings, and recommendations.

 Economic Development

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy   

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy provides a report on the Region's economic development situation and identifies regional economic and community development problems and opportunities.

Troy Economic Development Plan  (157 KB) 

The Town of Troy's Economic Development Plan provides an overview of the Town's economic condition and presents findings, goals, and recommendations for the future.


Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for Southwest New Hampshire  (1.6 MB) 

 

 Data Reports

2003 Southwest Region Databook  (3.9 MB) 
April 2003

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SWRPC's survey of demographic, economic, and social characteristics for the towns of the Southwest Region.