SWRPC Meetings

Oct

23

The SWRPC Natural Resources Advisory Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. at the SWRPC offices at 37 Ashuelot Street in Keene.  For more information please contact Lisa Murphy of SWRPC staff.

Nov

4

The SWRPC Transportation Advisory Committee will meet at 2 p.m. at the SWRPC offices at 37 Ashuelot Street in Keene.  For more information please contact J.B. Mack of SWRPC staff.

Nov

12

The SWRPC Board of Directors will meet at 3:30 p.m. at the SWRPC offices at 37 Ashuelot Street, Keene.  For more information please contact Becky Baldwin of SWRPC staff.

 

Other Meetings

Oct

15

The Monadnock Regional Coordinating Council for Community Transportation will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the SWRPC offices at 37 Ashuelot Street in Keene.  For more information please contact Todd Horner of SWRPC staff.

Oct

15

A Public Hearing on the New Hampshire Department of Transportation's FY 2021-2030 Ten Year Transportation Improvement Plan will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Keene Parks and Recreation Building at 312 Washington Street in room 14 in Keene.  For more information please contact J. B. Mack of SWRPC staff.

Oct

16

The Intermodal Transportation Center Feasibility Study Project Working Group will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the SWRPC offices at 37 Ashuelot Street in Keene.  For more information please contact J. B. Mack of SWRPC staff.

Oct

16

The MAST Steering Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. at the SWRPC offices at 37 Ashuelot Street in Keene.  For more information please contact Henry Underwood of SWRPC staff.

Oct

17

The Ashuelot Rail Trail Project Advisory Committee will meet at 1:00 p.m. at Whitcomb Hall, 17 Main Street in Swanzey.  For more information please contact Henry Underwood of SWRPC staff.

Oct

29

The presentation of Community Power: What Could Community Choice Aggregation Look Like in our Region? will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the Historic Cheshire Courthouse, Delegation Hall, 12 Court Street, Keene. For more information please contact Rod Bouchard at rbouchard@co.cheshire.nh.us.

Nov

1

The Intermodal Transportation Center Feasibility Study Project Working Group will meet from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the SWRPC offices at 37 Ashuelot Street in Keene.  For more information please contact J. B. Mack of SWRPC staff.

Nov

4

The presentation of Community Power: What Could Community Choice Aggregation Look Like in our Region? will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Marlborough Community House.  For more information please contact Mary Ewell at mehinh@gmail.com.

Nov

25

The Intermodal Transportation Center Feasibility Study Project Working Group will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the SWRPC offices at 37 Ashuelot Street in Keene.  For more information please contact J. B. Mack of SWRPC staff.

Items of Interest

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

The NH Broadband Mapping and Planning Program needs your help! Take the Broadband Access Survey and Speed Test to help identify homes and businesses that are un-served and underserved for high speed internet. Info

For additional 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 visit

To learn about the Greater Keene Air Quality Education and Outreach Campaign visit.

To learn about the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant decommissioning process visit

Age Focused Planning Initiative 2018-2020

Project Overview

A planning effort facilitated by Southwest Region Planning Commission (SWRPC) in partnership with Cheshire Medical Center aimed at better understanding the needs of all ages regarding housing, transportation, employment, social engagement, and civic participation.

The project is intended to improve understanding of the issues and needs relative to promoting age-friendly communities in the Southwest Region of New Hampshire. Individual communities and other stakeholders in the Region will be provided with findings, recommendations and guidance for establishing a policy basis as well as specific strategies for becoming more age-friendly including priority focus areas for consideration in local master plans and land use regulations.

 

The Need

In Southwest New Hampshire, the proportion of the population that is 65+ is growing faster than any other age group while the total population is showing little to no growth. Projections indicate that this cohort will increase from 15% to 26% of the total population between 2010 and 2040. As of 2010, over 80% of the Region’s municipalities had a median age exceeding that of the state. In contrast to our senior population, the number of children under the age of 15 decreased by 14% between 2000 and 2010. While total housing units have increased since 2000, older householders are increasing while younger ones are declining.

 

Outreach and Meetings

Community Conversations

  • Thursday, May 16, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Winchester Town Hall, 1 Richmond Road, Winchester

  • Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Antrim Town Hall, 66 Main Street, Antrim

  • Thursday, May 30, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Whitcomb Hall, 17 Main Street, Swanzey

  • Monday, June 3, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Jaffrey Town Office, 10 Goodnow Street, Jaffrey

  • Wednesday, June 5, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Walpole Town Hall, 34 Elm Street, Walpole

Meeting Housing Needs in the Monadnock Region (March 14, 2019)

 

Planning Transportation for All Ages (March 7, 2019)

 

Online Survey

 

Printable Survey

 

Project Brochure

 

 

Media

Keene Sentinel: 7/20/182/21/193/8/195/8/19

Ledger-Transcript: 5/9/19

Brattleboro Reformer: 3/24/19

Other Resources

Tufts Health Plan Foundation

Stay - Stay Work Play New Hampshire

AARP Livable Communities - Home | Facebook

NH Alliance for Healthy Aging

Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging

 

Contact Information

Lisa Murphy, SWRPC Senior Planner

(603) 357-0557

lmurphy@swrpc.org

 

Project Partners

This initiative is funded through a grant from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation in partnership with Cheshire Medical Center.