Major Downtown Projects & Proposals
According to MEDO’s Bids & Proposals page, the City is seeking RFPs for urban-scale, commercial office, retail or mixed-use development on land currently owned by the City at an important gateway to Downtown and Granite Square in the West Side neighborhood of Piscataquog. This video is of a conceptual model of how such a project might look: the building covers the two small lots on Granite Street adjacent to the I-293 off-ramp and spans the end of Second Street where it intersects with Douglas Street.
The Pandora mill is a visually prominent structure on the Manchester skyline, and a gateway to Downtown and the Millyard. Until recently, it was the last standing mill building awaiting restoration and reuse.
Downtown Strategic Development Plan
Completed by Hillier Architecture for the City in April 2006, the report examines the City of Manchester’s downtown center and areas of economic opportunity related to the downtown.
- Section 2: Existing Conditions Analysis
- Section 3: Vision
- Section 4: Recommended Policy Initiatives
- Section 5: Recommended Development Projects
- Section 6: Next Steps
MEDO Plans & Projects
Manchester Economic Development Office’s website detailing major ongoing projects as well as major Requests for Proposals (RFPs).
Major Neighborhood Projects & Proposals
Rimmon Heights neighborhood initiative: comprehensive development strategy plan for Rimmon Heights
Major Regional Projects & Proposals
Capitol Corridor Rail Transit
The New Hampshire Rail Transit Authority (NHRTA) has been charged with studying and restoring rail transit service between Manchester, Concord, Nashua and Boston. In October, the state was awarded a grant to conduct a feasibility study on the Capitol Corridor. The project is strongly supported by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, New Hampshire Businesses for Transportation and Infrastructure (NHBTI), New Hampshire Railroad Revitalization Association (NHRRA) and other groups, in addition to 75% of New Hampshire residents. The current legislature, however, opposes rail transit and is attempting to repeal the NHRTA, which would make the state ineligible for federal funding for rail restoration. Please contact your state representatives and senators to tell them that you support this vital economic development and quality-of-life tool.