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.
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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