A national retail chain may have its eye on Keene.

The city’s Community Development Department received two sign permit applications on Sept. 26 from HomeGoods, a Framingham, Mass. based chain with more than 700 locations across the country.

The applications indicate an intent to erect two signs at 350 Winchester St. in the Riverside Plaza. The applications do not specify the suite number.

Businesses wishing to install a sign must first submit an application to the city for approval, but that’s the last step when a company is moving into a new space. The Community Development Department said it hasn’t received any other necessary documentation, such as a request for a building permit, so the department cannot yet act on the sign permit application.

A spokeswoman for HomeGoods declined to comment about the sign permit application and wrote in an email that the company has “not announced any information about an upcoming grand opening in Keene, NH.”

HomeGoods’ parent company, TJX Cos., also owns T.J. Maxx and Marshalls.

Sierra Hubbard can be reached at 355-8546 or at Follow her on Twitter @SierraHubbardKS.