Laconia: City on the Lakes

Photo Courtesy of Bill Hemmel

Laconia Aerial Photo Courtesy of Bill Hemmel
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City of Laconia Planning Department

Master Plan

The Purpose of the City of Laconia's Master Plan is:

  • Establishes Goals, Objectives, & Actions for land use, economic development, housing, transportation and community facilities.
  • Incorporates the work of the Laconia Planning Board & Master Plan Steering Committee with citizen participation from community forums.
  • Recently Adopted as an update to the City's 1995 Master Plan.

To read the entire Master plan, please click on the PDF file below:


EPA Report

Laconia is in an enviable position, having a strong economic base and a beautiful location. Principally composed of three neighborhood centers (Downtown Laconia, Weirs Beach, and Lakeport), Laconia has a rural, small-town character. Residents and visitors alike adore the scenic beauty and slower pace. By building on these assets, Laconia can continue to be a thriving vibrant community.

In 2006 the City was so pleased to be awarded an EPA Smart Growth Implementation Grant to encourage investment and development in its neighborhood centers, while maintaining its small town charm. As part of this grant, EPA sent a team of consultants from Strategic Economics in Berkeley, Ca, Van Meter Williams Pollack Architecture in San Francisco, CA, and TND Engineering in Portsmouth, NH to work with City Staff. The product of their effort is the report below, along with three illustrative plans, one for each village.

To see the entire report, please open the PDF file below.


  • Entire EPA Smart Growth Report
  • Lakeport Illustrative Poster
  • Weirs Beach Poster
  • Downtown Poster

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