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Adoption of the Manchester Land Use Code

Welcome to the official page for the drafting of the Manchester Land Use Code. 

In August of 2021, the Manchester Planning Board adopted the 2021 Manchester Master Plan, which lays out the City's goals for future development.  To make those goals a reality, one of the Master Plan's main recommendations was to update the Manchester Zoning Ordinance and other regulations that deal with land use and devleopment.  The City is following that recommendation by creating a land use code.  The code will assemble in one document as many local laws concerning land use as possible.  An important part of drafting the code will be a year-long process of amending the Manchester Zoning Ordinance to bring it more in line with what today's residents and businesses want for the Queen City. 

Although the Master Plan incorporates the results of a robust campaign of public engagement, the City will be soliciting further comments from the public, as well as elected and appointed officials, to inform the drafting of the code.  To comment on what you think should be in the new Manchester Land Use Code, please send an e-mail to LUC@manchesternh.gov.  


Estimated Timeline

Picture demonstrating the estimated project timeline for drafting the City's Land Use Code. The Community Kick-off event takes place on December 15, 2021. Code-a-palooza takes place on March 7 and 8, 2022. An open house event will take place to review the public draft of the land use code by Summer of 2022. The timeline ends with a final draft the Land Use Code prepared by Fall of 2022.


Completed Milestones

  • Public Kickoff Meeting, December 15, 2021
  • Interview with Zoning Board of Adjustment, January 5, 2022
  • Interviews with Members of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and Planning Board, January 6, 7,  and 11, 2022


Land Use Code Announcements

Land Use Code Kickoff Published: 12/14/2021 1:53 PM