Planning Department

Special Notice: As of May 11, 2021

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic and in an effort to prevent continued spread; the Community Development offices, including the Planning Department, will be open by Appointment-Only.

To schedule an appointment please click "Email the Department" at right OR call 603-589-3090 to schedule an appointment. Please include your name, number, e-mail, and a summary of your request.

The Planning Department will continue to accept digital submissions and applications, while continuing to hold virtual meeting whenever possible.

Imagine Nashua Master Plan

In September 2020, Nashua kicked-off an update to its Master Plan. Imagine Nashua will combine comprehensive community engagement with major plans created in the past 20 years to create an innovative vision for the future of Nashua. This plan will focus on equity, resilience, and climate protection.

The Planning Department is a department within the Community Development Division


Our mission is to provide the regulatory framework and leadership to guide the city in the process and maintenance of its vision and support of its respective boards and commissions by:
  • Creating a structure for updating existing plans, developing new plans, and promoting those plans so they are broadly used as the basis for all future decision making
  • Recommending land use regulations that will bring the city toward its vision
  • Aggressively pursuing opportunities consistent with the vision through outreach to the community
  • Leading the city to a higher level of understanding and commitment to the city's potential

The following Boards, Commission, and land use information are overseen by the Planning Department: