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    OSI, Johnson Hall
  • Groton Hollow Forest Legacy Conservation Easement
    View of Groton Hollow Forest Legacy Conservation Easement from the adjacent Tenney Ridge wind turbine access road
  • 2016 Planning and Zoning Conference
    Opening Plenary Session of the 2016 Spring Planning and Zoning Conference
  • High tide flooding in Seabrook
    High tide flooding in Seabrook, September 2014
  • Furnace insulation
    Furnace insulation to increase efficiency as part of the federal weatherization program
  • An operating tulip farm on LCIP property in Orford, NH
    View of an operating tulip farm on an LCIP property in Orford, New Hampshire


Official website of the New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives.

OSI provides information, data and guidance to assist decision-makers on issues pertaining to development, land protection, energy use and community planning. We guide the state's future growth through public policy development, education, research, and partnership building. This site provides information on our many programs.

Announcements and Notices

Flood Safety Awareness Week

March 9, 2018

March 12-16th is Flood Safety Awareness Week in New Hampshire. Did you know that flooding is the most common and costly disaster that happens in the State? Learn more about simple things you can do today to prepare for a flood on our Flood Safety Awareness Week webpage.

Registration Now Open - 2018 Spring Planning and Zoning Conference

February 27, 2018

The Office of Strategic Initiatives is pleased to announce the opening of registration for its 24th Annual Spring Planning and Zoning Conference. This event will be held on Saturday, April 28th at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. See our conference webpage for the agenda, registration form, and other information.

New Hampshire Housing Releases its ADU Guide for Municipalities

January 29, 2018

New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority has completed its Accessory Dwelling Unit Guide for Municipalities. This guide assists municipalities in pro actively planning for the unique needs of each community, in light of the new ADU law’s requirements and options.

Updated OSI Handbooks for Local Officials Now Available

January 29, 2018

The 2017 editions of OSI’s planning and zoning handbooks are now available. These handbooks are designed to serve as an introduction to the organization, powers, duties, and procedures of Planning Boards and Board of Adjustment in New Hampshire. They are resources to acquaint board members and others with the basic responsibilities of the Planning Board and the Board of Adjustment and to suggest procedures by which the work of the boards can be carried out in a fair and effective manner.

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NH Office of Strategic Initiatives
Governor Hugh J. Gallen State Office Park
Johnson Hall, 3rd Floor  |  107 Pleasant Street  |  Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2155  |  fax: (603) 271-2615