Laconia: City on the Lakes

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City of Laconia Planning Department

Laconia Heart and Soul Master Plan Update



Identify and articulate the Heart & Soul of Laconia in order to update our Master Plan, which will in turn drive community-based decision-making.


Create a vibrant and thriving community based on the values and vision of Laconia's citizens.



1.  Partner with diverse community members to bring new voices into new conversations

Build a new framework for participation and collaboration

Expand the sphere of influence to many more facets of the community though many more avenues

2.  Engage Youth

Provide leadership opportunities

Help create a vision of the future of Laconia as a place where our City's youth can stay to live, work, and play.

3.  Strengthen the capacity of local organizations to better serve community needs

Foster partnership, collaboration and leadership

Bring local organizations into the process to share knowledge and experience

4. Update our City Master Plan

Align with core community values and vision for tomorrow's Laconia

Develop practical and concise implementation

5.  Create a new Land Use Map that reflects the community values

Visual representation of the  first four goals

Focus on the Community Character of the City's neighborhoods

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