Welcome to the New Hampshire Cost of Sprawl Impact Model. Debate about sprawl development has shifted over the years. What was once just a discussion about sign pollution and traffic congestion has evolved into an examination of environmental sustainability and municipal financial impacts.
This model has been designed as a decision-support tool for New Hampshire's dedicated local and regional planners, to provide a mechanism to evaluate the financial impact on local governments related to new development. While this model should not take the place of an evaluation of impacts of a proposed development in your community, it does provide an estimate of selected fiscal impacts.