Chris Gonyea

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Supported a comment by June Trisciani on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 1 year, 7 months ago
June Trisciani
In the latest iteration for the BUILD grant, I don’t see the railroad Switch House in the area of South Commercial Street. This is historic structure was the original Switch House for the for the Railroad.  There was a tower on the property as well; however, that was torn down by the railroad when it was no longer needed.  This building has been a vandalism target; however, it should be saved and could be integrated into the new plans.  (Coffee shop, information center...)
Supported a comment by Rick Kfoury on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 1 year, 7 months ago
Rick Kfoury
We are losing railroad landmarks at a frightening pace in Manchester - I've noticed several disappear in this year alone - and it seems that we are getting down to a very few recognizable landmarks of the Boston & Maine Railroad in Manchester. The railroad was absolutely vital to Manchester's rise and growth. Unfortunately, these plans seem to point towards the destruction of the brick control tower, MA Tower, constructed in 1950 by the B&M. It is one of the only railroad structures left standing in the city. While these plans are great for urban development and access, they would already swallow up most of the historic railroad yard; it would be an eternal shame to lose more recognizable signs of the railroad heritage of this area in these buildings. We already lost the grand passenger station way back in '62 to great public outcry. I am sure the Manchester Historic Association and we at the B&MRRHS would be able to discuss a solution that would not foresake important historical legacy for modern progress. I would appreciate outreach at rickkfoury51@gmail.com to discuss what may be done to save these structures as a physical testament to the railroad men who helped make Manchester mighty. - Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society
Supported a comment by Molly M on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 2 years, 3 months ago
Molly M
This would also be a great place to have a community garden. There could be a garden section for the residents of the apartment buildings, plus benches and public access for everyone else.
Supported a comment by Jeremy Hitchcock on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 2 years, 3 months ago
Jeremy Hitchcock
Love the idea, there is so much road there and it could get used for something different. One lane in each direction and then use the land for something else
Supported a comment by Lauren Smith on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 2 years, 3 months ago
Lauren Smith
South Elm is in some desperate need of beautification -- the incorporation of street trees or public art can encourage folks to venture down this way from downtown either by bike or on foot
Supported a comment by Brenda Noiseux on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 2 years, 3 months ago
Brenda Noiseux
A tram or dedicated North/South Elm St bus line could free up car traffic in downtown (like arena traffic) and make getting downtown more accessible for south end residents.