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
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.
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.
January 7, 2020
The New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) Planning Division has published a summary of its 2019 work 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 , and subject specific tables.
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.
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 .