Published DateMEREDITH — The Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) will hold an Open House on Thursday March 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at its office at 103 Main Street, the Humiston building.
The purpose of the Open House is to provide an opportunity for commissioners, local officials, and the public to meet LRPC staff and talk about the Granite State Future project and LRPC's ongoing planning work that will inform the development of the Lakes Region Plan.
The Granite State Future (GSF) project is a statewide project among all of the regional planning
commissions coordinated by the Nashua Regional Planning Commission and funded through a three-year grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Each of the state's nine regional planning commissions are responsible for developing a regional plan. The
Regional Plans will be developed based on local values and needs that together present a vision for how we can improve our communities, regions, and the state.
Throughout the state, regions and localities are facing decisions about transportation and land use, about economic development and resource management, and about housing, public health, energy, and cultural, historic, and natural resources.
Some of the objectives of the GSF are to identify important local assets that contribute to our lasting prosperity; capitalize on and incorporate shared values and opportunities included in existing plans and research; plan for public infrastructure investment through an open and transparent process; direct capital investments toward locally identified needs; and conserve our natural, social and financial resources.
The open house is an opportunity for the LRPC to share information on what it has heard to date through its ongoing planning projects.
Displays on housing, transportation, economic development, broadband, hazard mitigation planning, and environmental resources will be on display. Refreshments, a quiz and raffle for attendees are also planned.
An association of 30 communities, the LRPC has active programs in land use and environmental
planning, transportation, watershed preservation, economic development, mapping and technical
assistance, and information services.