RPC's Annual Meeting is 6/14/2014 at 6 pm; registration is due 6/2. For more information or to register, visit the Annual Meeting page.
Welcome to the Rockingham Planning Commission
Rockingham Planning Commission is one of nine regional planning commissions in New Hampshire established by RSA 36:46. The Commission's region consists of twenty-seven communities within Rockingham County. Operating as a non-profit local government organization, the Commission serves in an advisory role to local governments in order to promote coordinated planning, orderly growth, efficient land use, transportation access and environmental protection.
News & Notices
RPC Annual Meeting is 6/14 at 6:00 at the Portsmouth Country Club (directions). The guest speaker is Willem Lange, short-story writer, commentator and host of Vermont Public Radio and New Hampshire Public Television. Registration is required by 6/2 and is $35 per person. For more more information and to register visit the Annual Meeting page.
May is National Bike Month, and RPC is working with CommuteSMARTSeacoast, area businesses, SRPC and SABR on a slate of activities to encourage Seacoasters to try alternative commutes. 2017 also marks the 15th Annual Seacoast Bike/Walk to Work Day onFriday, 5/19. Area businesses are sponsoring eleven free Commuter Breakfasts around the region, including Dover, Durham/UNH, Exeter, Kittery, Newmarket, North Hampton, Pease TradePort, Portsmouth, Rye and Stratham. Ride or walk to work or school and stop in for a bite to eat. For more info visit www.seacoastbikes.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Setting SAIL RPC has partnered with the NH Coastal Program and other regional organizations on the New Hampshire Setting SAIL project to support municipal efforts to adopt climate adaptation strategies, improve community resilience to coastal flooding, protect public health and safety, and increase awareness of coastal flood risks. Specifically, the Setting SAIL project will provide support for municipal implementation of recommendations from the Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission (CRHC) final report Preparing New Hampshire for Projected Storm Surge, Sea-Level Rise, and Extreme Precipitation (2016). Stay tuned for Save the Date invitations for a 3/23 workshop for Great Bay municipalities and an 4/13 workshop for Atlantic coast municipalities
The Climate Risk in the Seacoast (C-RiSe) Assessing Vulnerability of Municipal Assets and Resources to Climate Changeis a project that will provide Great Bay municipalities with maps and assessments of flood impacts to road and transportation assets, critical facilities and infrastructure, and natural resources associated with projected increases in storm surge, sea level and precipitation. For more details and update about the C-RiSE project please visit the Climate Change - RPC Projects page.
Long Range Transportation Plan Update. The Long Range Transportation Plan serves as the 20+ year transportation planning document for the Rockingham MPO. The Plan contains the region’s goals and specific project proposals through 2040. For more information and project updates visit: Transportation Plan.
Tides to Storms - Now Completed! This project assessed the vulnerability of coastal municipalities and public infrastructure to flooding from expected increases in storm surge and rates of sea-level rise. For more information and project reports and maps visit the Projects page.