Marlboro Street's urban arrangement history is the newly appreciated and highly prized live/work scenario. Recent initiatives and changes to Keene's regulatory structure have created exciting new economic development opportunities in this uniquely-situated area of Keene.
NH RSA 79-E is a temporary property tax relief program that encourages the redevelopment of properties within areas of Keene’s downtown and Marlboro Street corridor. Applications are made to the City Council by property owners who wish to make improvements. The City Council may provide tax relief at a pre-rehabilitation value for a period up to five years. Download the info packet and give us a call.
There are a number of Keene commercial, industrial and retail sites available that range from downtown, business-ready shops to multi-acre properties ripe for development or redevelopment. This includes vacant lots as well as developed properties with City utilities.
In addition to the MLS listings, there are a number of privately owned vacant properties and development sites. We can help you connect with owners and look into financing incentives. Do you have property you want us to know about? Do you have plans you would like to discuss?
The 3rd longest runway in NH provides a vital resource to local businesses. Within its 1,000 acres are both primary (6,200 ft) and cross-wind (4,000 ft) runways. We see all types of aircraft including large jet airliners. Current development priorities include more large hangar facilities, and there is development space available to support your operations. Airport Info
Keene is updating its development code to ensure a streamlined experience. We have people on staff to walk you through the process. The best way to start is to contact us. (603) 757-1875.
Keene is located at the crossing of NH routes 9, 10, 12 and 101 and convenient to Interstates 91, 93 and 89. Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and Canada are all within reasonable driving distance.
Developers are investing in Keene in all sectors - new construction and renovations. Projects include a new 100+ apartment unit building in downtown as well as renovation of an historic mill building into modern apartments, new retail facilities at Monadnock Marketplace, expanded industrial facilities, demolition of a downtown property for construction of a modern performing arts facility, construction of expansive rural senior living facilities, the expansion of the Public Library - and more.
In January of 2018, permits issued were valued at about $90 million.