Friday, July 30, 2010

NE Quadrant: Housing Opportunities

And here is the NE Quadrant map with compiled comments on Growth Management Principle 5: Expansion of Housing Opportunities and Design Choices in a Variety of Housing Types:

NE Quadrant Comments: Conservation and Restoration of the Natural Environment

Here is the second map with compiled comments from the Northeast Quadrant discovery workshop. This one highlights Growth Management Principle 1: Conservation and Restoration the Natural Environment, Farmland, and Assets Critical to Public Health and Safety.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

NE Discovery Workshop Comments: Transportation Nodes and Corridors

Staff is busy compiling all of the comments from Tuesday's Northeast Quadrant discovery workshop. Over the coming days, we will be posting pictures of each of the five compiled maps. This first map includes comments on Growth Management Principle 4: Concentration of development around transportation nodes and along major transportation corridors to support the viability of transportation options and land reuse . For a closer look, or to make additional comments, stop by the open hours at the Manchester Police Department Community Room on Tuesday, August 3rd from 12-6.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Tomorrow Night's Quadrant Workshop

Don't forget:
Northeast Quadrant Workshop
Tomorrow Night
July 27, 2010
Manchester Senior Center
7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

One Week From Tonight

The Northeast Quadrant discovery workshop will be held on June 27th- one week from tonight- at the Manchester Senior Center at 7 pm. Our first workshop, on the Northwest quadrant, was a great success. Over 75 people attended the workshop or the open hours the following week to discuss that area of town. We hope to build on the momentum of the first here in the Northeast Quadrant. Of course we are hoping many residents from this quadrant will participate in discussing what's going on in this side of town and what the future might hold, but ALL members of the Manchester community are invited and encouraged to participate. Although it is not necessary to register in advance, an RSVP would be appreciated so we have an idea of how many will be attending. Call 860-647-3044 or email to RSVP. See you there!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

To Find Out More...

Have you had the chance to check out our Reference Library? The library includes links to websites and documents on comprehensive planning, smart growth, demographics and other topics of importance when thinking about Manchester's future. If anyone has suggestions for valuable resources to incluce, please let us know. Also, remember that videos and presentations from our Planning Academy are available HERE.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Moving the Northeast Quadrant

We had a great turnout for our first quadrant workshop and open hours. Over 70 members of the community offered input on the Northwest Quadrant and on what they would like to see there in the future. Staff will be compiling all of the comments, suggestions and ideas, and doing some research in preparation for a follow-up meeting in the fall.

For now, it's time to move on to the Northeast Quadrant. This area includes the Buckley and Bowers neighborhoods, Manchester Business Park, Lydall Reservoir and Brook, Manchester Green, East Middle Turnpike, the Hop River Linear Park and various cultural and institutional assets. Click HERE to view a quadrant map.

The Northeast Quadrant workshop will take place on Tuesday, July 27th at 7 p.m. in the Senior Center at 549 East Middle Turnpike. This workshop will follow the same format as the first quadrant workshop, with small groups engaged in facilitated discussions on current conditions in this area, what it could look like in the future, and how it relates to the concepts of smart growth and sustainability. For those who cannot attend, we will be holding alternate open hours on August 3rd from 12-6 in the Police Department community room.

While an RSVP is not required, it is appreciated. Please call 860-647-3044 or email to do so.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

NW Open Hours Wednesday 12-6

If you were unable to attend the Northwest Quadrant workshop last week, make sure to stop by on Wednesday (July 7th) at the 8th Utilities District Offices at 18 Main Street. Staff will be on hand from 12-6 PM to hear and record your thoughts and suggestions on the Northwest Quadrant. If you did attend the workshop last week, feel free to stop in to see the comments and suggestions offered by all the other groups. Perhaps most importantly: Yes- The room is air conditioned!