Deidre Christiansen

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Commented on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 8 months, 1 week ago
Can you share a link to the zoning rules? How many infrastructure improvements are needed to accommodate higher occupancy (I'm guessing the existing sewer and power supply is inadequate), and how will it be funded?
Supported a comment by Richard Senneville on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 8 months, 1 week ago
Richard Senneville
I'm not sure what exactly is meant by small scale parcels, but I think south willow should be built generally more like downtown. It's less a manageable retail area and more a highway and a couple big box stores in a trench-coat.
Commented on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 8 months, 1 week ago
Spread throughout the region. There are resources outside of the TOD, and not everyone residing in Manchester uses that area.
Commented on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 8 months, 1 week ago
Manchester seems to have a high rate of abandoned property (at least in the Hollows, outside of the TOD) - I would like to see laws updated to return property to the housing market, or reduce abandonment in the first place. What are other communities doing to combat this? What about squatters rights, or housing loans for collectives/groups?
Commented on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Willow Street past Cilley (which is out of the target area) has a history of poorly maintained sidewalks in the winter, and has noticeably empty storefronts. Encouraging alternative use of existing space and requesting new construction/retrofits to design facades that pay homage to New England architecture would make the corridor feel more walkable, and encourage shoppers to use bike rentals with the mall region as a destination.
Supported a comment by Richard Senneville on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Richard Senneville
Densifying the area is better, so long as we have the mixed zoning to support it. Higher density means transport systems can serve more with less, reducing car traffic.