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Stay tuned for information on how to engage with the Master Plan process, including dates, times, and locations of Advisory Committee meetings, public meetings, and pop-up events, as well as through community surveys.


Current Events

Comments on the Master Plan were accepted by February 20, 2024, for consideration by the Planning Board  Comment period has ended

View the draft Master Plan documents listed below. Hard copies of the Plan are available for review at the Planning, Zoning and Codes Office, Baker Library at Dartmouth College, Howe and Etna Libraries, and libraries at the Hanover High and Richmond Middle schools.


Draft Final Chapters  

Chapter 1 (DRAFT): Introduction (PDF, 2.3MB)

Appendix A (DRAFT): Stakeholder Engagement Summary (PDF, 1.3MB)

Appendix B (DRAFT): Development Solutions Workshop Summary (PDF, 1.3MB)

Chapter 2 (DRAFT): Future Land Use (PDF, 1.1MB)

Chapter 3 (DRAFT): Expanding Housing Opportunity (PDF, 2.8MB)

Appendix C (DRAFT): Expanding Housing Opportunity (PDF, 0.5MB)

Chapter 4 (DRAFT): Fostering Inclusive Economic Resilience (PDF, 2.9MB)

Appendix D (DRAFT): Fostering Inclusive Economic Resilience (PDF, 1.1MB)

Chapter 5 (DRAFT): Celebrating our Character (PDF, 5.3MB)

Chapter 6 (DRAFT): Advancing Multi-Modal Transportation (PDF, 2.3MB)

Appendix E (DRAFT): Advancing Multi-Modal Transportation (PDF, 2.2MB)

Chapter 7 (DRAFT): Promoting Downtown Vibrancy (PDF, 1.9MB)

Appendix F (DRAFT): Promoting Downtown Vibrancy (PDF, 0.7MB)

Chapter 8 (DRAFT): Addressing Climate Change (PDF, 3.4MB)

Chapter 9 (DRAFT): Improving Health and Well-Being For All (PDF, 2.1MB)

Chapter 10 (DRAFT): Being Accountable and Collaborative (PDF, 2.0MB)


Final Vision Statement  

Final Vision Statement (revised 3/27/24) (PDF, 0.6MB) NEW


Community Survey: Historic Resources

The Historic Resources survey is closed.


Community Survey: Visioning

The Visioning survey is closed.


Community Survey

This survey is closed.


Past Events

Public Hearing on the Master Plan - February 13, 2024

Pursuant to RSA 675:6, the Hanover Planning Board held a public hearing on the adoption of the new Master Plan. Following the hearing, the Board considered adoption of the new plan.

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 7:00 PM
Location: Hanover Town Office - Board Room
Address: 41 South Main Street, Hanover, NH (map)


Open House on the Draft Master Plan - October 18, 19 & 24, 2023  

Mayer Room @ the Howe Library
13 South St., Hanover, NH 03755

October 18, 2023 - 11:30am - 5:30pm
October 19, 2023 - 9:00am - 12:30pm
October 24, 2023 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Advisory Committee Meeting - December 12, 2023

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - December 12, 2023 (PDF, 0.1MB) NEW


Advisory Committee Meeting - November 28, 2023

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - November 28, 2023 (PDF, 0.1MB) NEW


Advisory Committee Meeting - October 10, 2023

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - October 10, 2023 (PDF, 0.1MB) NEW


Advisory Committee Meeting - September 26, 2023

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - September 26, 2023 (PDF, 0.1MB) NEW


Advisory Committee Meeting - September 12, 2023

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - September 12, 2023 (PDF, 0.1MB) NEW


Advisory Committee Meeting - August 22, 2023

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - August 22, 2023 (PDF, 0.1MB) NEW


Advisory Committee Meeting - August 1, 2023

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - August 1, 2023 (PDF, 0.1MB)


Advisory Committee Meeting - July 18, 2023

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - July 18, 2023 (PDF, 0.1MB)


Advisory Committee Meeting - June 27, 2023

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - June 27, 2023 (PDF, 0.1MB)


Advisory Committee Meeting - June 13, 2023

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - June 13, 2023 (PDF, 0.1MB)


Advisory Committee Meeting - May 16, 2023

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - May 16, 2023 (PDF, 0.1MB)


Advisory Committee Meeting - February 21, 2023

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - February 21, 2023 (PDF, 0.1MB)


Advisory Committee Meeting - February 14, 2023

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - February 14, 2023 (PDF, 0.1MB)


Advisory Committee Meeting - January 17, 2023

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - January 17, 2023 (PDF, 0.1MB)


Public Engagement Summary (Interim Draft)  

The draft document provides a summary of the feedback received from the Town's stakeholders.

Public Engagement Study (Interim Draft) (PDF, 2.3MB)
 

Advisory Committee Meeting - January 10, 2023

Review the draft Downtown Vibrancy and Transparency and Accountability chapters

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - January 10, 2023 (PDF, 0.1MB)


Advisory Committee Meeting - December 13, 2022

Review the draft Introduction, Preserving our Character, Improving Health, and Well Being and Social Justice chapters

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - December 13, 2022 (PDF, 0.1MB)


Advisory Committee Meeting - November 15, 2022

Review the draft Economic Growth and Transportation chapters


Advisory Committee Meeting - October 25, 2022

Review the draft Housing and Addressing Climate Change chapters

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - October 25, 2022 (PDF, 0.1MB)


Advisory Committee Meeting - October 11, 2022

Review public feedback on the Vision Statement

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - October 11, 2022 (PDF, 0.1MB)


Advisory Committee Meeting #11 - August 23, 2022

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - August 23, 2022 (PDF, 0.1MB)


Advisory Committee Meeting #10 - July 19, 2022

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - July 19, 2022 (PDF, 0.1MB)


Development Solutions Workshop - May 21, 2022  

The Virtual Meeting Room is still open!

Visitors may view the workshop presentation in the Virtual Meeting Room.

Click this link to enter the virtual meeting: https://bit.ly/hanovernhmasterplan-vmr


Advisory Committee Meeting #9 - May 17, 2022

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - May 17, 2022 (PDF, 0.2MB)


Advisory Committee Meeting #8 - April 26, 2022

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - April 26, 2022 (PDF, 0.1MB)


Advisory Committee Meeting #7 - April 12, 2022

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - April 12, 2022 (PDF, 0.1MB)


Public Forum #1 - April 2, 2022

Video of Public Forum - April 2, 2022 (Vimeo)


Advisory Committee Meeting #6 - March 24, 2022

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - March 24, 2022 (PDF, 0.1MB)


Advisory Committee Meeting #5 - March 7, 2022

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes - March 7, 2022 (PDF, 0.1MB)


Advisory Committee Meeting #4 - February 23, 2022

Video of Advisory Committee Meeting - February 23, 2022 (Vimeo)


Advisory Committee Meeting #3 - February 16, 2022

Video of Advisory Committee Meeting - February 16, 2022 (Vimeo)


Advisory Committee Meeting #2 - December 14, 2021

Video of Advisory Committee Meeting - December 14, 2021 (Vimeo)

Advisory Committee Meeting Meeting Notes (DRAFT) - December 14, 2021 (PDF, 0.2MB)

Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda - December 14, 2021 (PDF, 0.1MB)

Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda - December 14, 2021 (PDF, 0.1MB)

Public Involvement Plan - DRAFT (PDF, 0.3MB)

Summary of Early Stakeholder Interviews (PDF, 0.2MB)

Survey Results: "What is Hanover's greatest strength?" (PDF, 0.3MB)

Survey Results: "What is your greatest wish for Hanover?" (PDF, 0.3MB)


Advisory Committee Kick-off Meeting - September 30, 2021  

Video of Advisory Committee Meeting - September 30, 2021 (Vimeo)

Kick-Off Meeting Presentation - September 30, 2021 (PDF, 8.8MB)