Dave Rattigan



September, 2019

Recent Activity

Supported a comment by Rick Kfoury on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 8 months, 3 weeks 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 Brendan McCann on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Brendan McCann
The high, rocky outcropping at the confluence of Hillcrest and South Elm has a terrific view of the city skyline and project area, despite being outside the immediate project area. With some cleanup, it could be a park with Instagram potential.
Supported a comment by Pou Belle on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 11 months ago
Pou Belle
This trail is a wonderful asset, but this intersection has always seemed Very dangerous with how heavily trafficked it is. The flashing light is good but I don't feel it is enough, as pedestrian or motorist.
Supported a comment by Pou Belle on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 11 months ago
Pou Belle
Where would you expect to place on-street parking, on Riverwalk Way or Second Street?
I believe the space between Turner Street and the trail (up above), at the corner of Second Street, could be perfect off-street parking with space for signage. Though I am unsure of the ownership of that parcel.
Supported a comment by Pou Belle on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 11 months ago
Pou Belle
"Trail Head" Parking on this or the other side of the Hands Across bridge would bring more attention to this amenity. Previously there had been some parking available on/at Turner Street but that seems to have been taken by construction. Currently many trail sites suggest parking at Sarette Field and that is too much of a walk for many residents. (Friends living here for Years had no idea how to access the bridge!)
Commented on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 11 months ago
One of my cut-thtoughs...I have many and am willing to show you all in your project study. It benefits me directly if they are better maintained and new ones are created to piece this puzzle together.