Planning Department

During the temporary suspension of services at City Hall, the Planning Department will continue to accept online application and mail-in requests.  If you have any questions on any submittal, please contact Planning Staff.

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: