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What do you think the most important “first move” to achieving the TOD plan is?
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Are there parts of the Draft TOD plan that give you pause or you think should not happen?

It appears that Market Basket will be squeezed out. It provides needed grocery shopping for the high rises and other low income people in the area. The area can become a "food desert" as has the West... Read more...

If there is any chance that Market Basket would be squeezed out, that is NOT OK. This plan should be about livability and food is high on that list. I am concerned that this project will be a typical gentrification... Read more...

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Are there parts of the Draft TOD plan that give you pause or you think should not happen?

This plan really needs to open up access to the River. Waterfronts are often sought after aspects of many urban environments, and can be a draw by itself. It seems so strange that this plan would not work... Read more...

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What currently brings you concern or hesitation about the recommendations for the Gaslight District?

That if plans are too grand, they will never be achieved.

At the same time, if a coherent vision is not articulated, and the City self-censors on wants, we will never get something great. I agree that we should have plans that can be implemented in phases, but... Read more...

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What’s most appealing to you about the recommendations for the Gaslight District in Manchester?

It is a nice little "self-contained" district in the Downtown area. It could be a great area to attract more visitors, or to enhance the experience for people coming to downtown. Perhaps this could be... Read more...

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What do you think the most important “first move” to achieving the TOD plan is?

Start with a smaller, but visible and achievable micro-project (or better - two micro-projects) that people can see. Work to build upon what has been started...ie: the gaslight district. Its kind of scary...but... Read more...

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What do you think the most important “first move” to achieving the TOD plan is?

I love the plan. I think the first step is coming up with a good solution to help the homeless since many of them live in the area, then produce a financial plan for the city to be able to afford the investment.... Read more...

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Do you have any other comments on the Draft TOD Plan?

1. Bicycle Friendly is so essential... 2. Truly deal with the Homeless Situation is essential to create a welcoming pedestrian friendly area. At least prioritize the Veterans and those on Social Security... Read more...

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