Thursday, September 27, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Manchester 2020 Executive Summary
Manchester 2020 Full Plan
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
|This slide shows how the recommendations are organized.|
|This slide shows the five growth management principles.|
Monday, March 12, 2012
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
We hope you will be able to join us for the Recommendation-Roll Out on Wednesday, February 29th at 7 PM at Manchester Country Club. The Planning and Zoning Commission and Planning Department staff are anxious to hear your comments, questions and input on these draft recommendations.
RSVPs are not required, but are appreciated. Please email email@example.com or call the planning department at 860-647-3044 to RSVP, or for more information. Those who are unable to attend are also invited to submit comments electronically or by phone. Thanks in advance for your continued interest in Manchester’s future!
Friday, February 3, 2012
Make sure you don't miss the Manchester 2020 Recommendation Roll-Out on Wednesday, February 29 at 7 p.m. at Manchester Country Club!
The Manchester community has been hard at work over the past year and a half, developing a vision and plan for what kind of community and place Manchester will be in the year 2020. Hundreds of residents, business owners, board and commission members and other stakeholders have participated in what we have called the Manchester 2020 planning process. The Planning and Zoning Commission and Town Staff are now ready to present the draft recommendations to be included in the Plan. We need your input, comments and suggestions.
These recommendations will be presented at the Recommendation Roll-Out at 7 pm on February 29 at Manchester Country Club. All members of the public are invited to attend. Participants will be invited to comment on the draft recommendations and given information on how to access a draft of the entire Manchester 2020 Plan for the first time.
RSVPs are not required, but are appreciated. Please email or call the planning department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-647-3044 to RSVP. Thanks in advance for your continued interest in Manchester’s future!
Friday, January 27, 2012
Consumer Household Survey
- Over 90% of respondents were very or somewhat familiar with Downtown.
- Over 75% of respondents have a very or somewhat favorable opinion of Downtown.
- There are no real or perceived barriers keeping residents of Manchester and surrounding towns from visiting Downtown.
- The great majority of respondents said they would frequent Downtown more often if there was more to do.
- While Downtown was once a regional retail center, it now functions more as a service hub.
- Downtown has ample parking and high traffic counts.
- While there is less retail than there used to be, niche, locally-owned retail is still critical to Downtown's success.
- The Downtown office market is stable and well-established.
- Downtown has seen recent growth in the restaurant sector and there is a market for more.
- There are opportunities to improve the existing housing stock through focusing on younger workers, artists and the creative class.
- There is potential for making a destination out of arts, culture and entertainment-related attractions.
- Downtown's unique and diverse architecture is a major asset.
- The great majority of Downtown buildings are in excellent or very good condition.
- Historic buildings are a great asset but often difficult and expensive to maintain.
- Work is required to many buildings to make them accessible and compliant.
As part of the project, the consultant team is preparing marketing brochures that will be used to recruit the specific types of businesses called for in the report. The Town and the Special Services District will now create an action plan in order to implement the report's recommendations. This will include meeting with current owners, representatives from financial institutions and the real estate community, to relay relevant findings and begin actively recruiting potential Downtown businesses.
To read more about the report and the presentation, please follow these press links: