John Colburn

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Supported a comment by Donald Waldron on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 1 month ago
Donald Waldron
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 a great area to encourage shops. Despite the amount of restaurants and bars downtown...there are not many stores. This area could certainly change that with art, antiques, crafts, yoga/gyms, coffee shop/cafe experiences. The old railroad infrastructure (tracks in road, going into buildings) could certainly be highlighted to add to the feel of an industrial area come back to life. --- However, I think the most important thing...DO SOMETHING. This area seems very depressing as I see the signage that was put up, and then it seems as if everybody walked away. I fear that the few places that believed there would be something there (art studio) will leave if there is no new activity.
Supported a comment by Abby Easterly on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 1 month ago
Abby Easterly
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 plan.
Commented on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 1 month ago
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 Side when Vista Foods moved out
Supported a comment by Molly Lunn Owen on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 1 month, 1 week ago
Molly Lunn Owen
Love this idea, especially for architecture to mimic the brick facades and clocktowers of the mills.
Commented on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Portsmouth does an excellent job of building in traditionalist styles in their downtown area
Supported a comment by Rob Bellen on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Rob Bellen
The auto body shop are referring to obtained what was South Bedford Street in exchange for land that became South Commercial Street. At the time, the Condos did not exist and traffic could have connected to Queen City Bridge but that land was subsequently sold to developers who quickly blocked access to Queen City Bridge.