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  • Johnson Hall
    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

DCFC RFP Annoucement

February 14, 2020

Three proposals were received for the Direct Current Fast Charging Infrastructure Request For Proposals. After reviewing the submissions none of them meet the minimum requirements of the RFP and therefore were rejected.
OSI and DES intends to release a Request for Information (RFI) prior to the subsequent rerelease of the RFP.

26th Annual Spring Planning & Zoning Conference

February 3, 2020

SAVE THE DATE! The Spring Planning & Zoning Conference will be Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH. Additional conference details will be availble in the coming weeks.

OSI Planning Division Publishes 2019 Year End Summary pdf file

January 7, 2020

The New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) Planning Division has published a summary of its 2019 work pdf file across the Granite State. In 2019, the OSI Planning Division fielded 850+ inquiries related to municipal planning and zoning issues, census data, and floodplain management from 68% of New Hampshire’s 234 communities. Other highlights included a record attendance of 360 local land use board members and planners at the 25th Annual Spring Planning and Zoning Conference and the publishing of the 2018 Municipal Land Use Regulation survey results in several forms including an interactive map viewer, community snapshots pdf file, and subject specific tables.

OSI Publishes 2019 Editions of Planning Board and Board of Adjustment Handbooks for Local Officials

December 20, 2019

The 2019 editions of OSI’s The Planning Board in New Hampshire: A Handbook for Local Officials and The Board of Adjustment in New Hampshire: A Handbook for Local Officials are now available for download. The 2019 editions include planning related legal and procedural changes which became law during the General Court’s 2019 Legislative Session. These handbooks are designed to serve as an introduction to the organization, powers, duties, and procedures of Planning Boards and Boards of Adjustment in New Hampshire.

OSI Publishes 2018 New Hampshire Housing Supply Report

December 13, 2019

The New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) has published the 2018 edition of the annual housing supply report, Current Estimates and Trends in New Hampshire’s Housing Supply. The report shows that building permits were issued for 4,285 housing units statewide by New Hampshire's 234 communities in 2018. For a breakdown of housing permits issued through 2018 by county and municipality as well as analysis of the 2018 data see Current Estimates and Trends in New Hampshire’s Housing Supply: Update 2010 – 2018 pdf file.

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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