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Call for Photo Submissions

Published: 02/12/2020 10:23 AM

The City of Manchester Planning & Community Development Department is seeking photo submissions for inclusion in the 2020 Comprehensive Master Plan update!

A comprehensive Master Plan is a policy document that details the City's long-term vision and goals and outlines the steps necessary to achieve them.

Images must be of Manchester and should include happy, active people of various ages, ethnicities, and ability levels whenever possible.

All images should be high-resolution (300 dpi or higher - 1600x1200 pixels preferred, 1280x960 pixels minimum)

Email submissions to and include your name and a brief description of the photo. SUBMIT BY APRIL 6

January 31, 2020 - Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Planning Charrette

Published: 01/24/2020

Friday, January 31, 3–5 pm and 5–7 pm
SNHU Millyard Building, 186 Granite Street

Join the TOD project team for an evening of envisioning new apartments, condos, offices, shops, parks, and plazas all within a 5- to 10-minute walk of a new bus hub and rail station in the South End of Downtown Manchester. This major public meeting is your opportunity to help set the direction for the future of the area as it moves from rail-ready to all-aboard!

The program will run twice, once from 3–5 pm and again from 5–7 pm, to accommodate as many schedules as possible. Drop-ins or partial attendance welcome!

During the event, free shuttle transportation will be provided along the length of Commercial Street in the Millyard. Millyard employees are encouraged to hop on the trolley to reach the venue.

For more information, please contact the project manager, James Vayo, at or (603) 669-4664.

Natural Resources Inventory RFP Submission Information

Published: 12/04/2019 2:11 PM

The Manchester Conservation Commission has amended two aspects of its request for proposals for a natural resources inventory.  The incorrect submission date stated on the request for proposals has been corrected to Monday, December 23.  Also, the address for submission of proposals has changed to 195 McGregor Street, Suite 201, due to a temporary change of offices for the Manchester Planning and Community Development Department.

Additionally, the Commission established a new web page to provide information for consultants who are drafting proposals.  That web page can be found as a link on the Commission’s main page.  Any questions regarding the request for proposals asked by individual consultants will be posted to the website, along with answers, to ensure that all consultants have the same information. 


Plan Manchester Work in Progress Presentation

Published: 09/27/2019

Planapalooza wrapped up on Tuesday, September 17th. Thank you to all of those who attended and participated during this busy week. There were a number of public meetings held on various topics throughout Planapalooza™, and we invite those who were unable to participate to visit the "Tell Us What You Think" page to share some of your ideas.

The work in progress presentation was shown to the public during the closing of Planapalooza™ on Tuesday, September 17th at the Palace Theater and offers possibilities for the future of Manchester. These plans and illustrations represent one possible scenario representing the views of many of the participants. They are not intended to be the only plan possible for the areas represented. Their purpose is to help the community visualize possibilities and create a platform for dialogue about the ideas contained in the images.

Stay connected by registering at and receive regular updates. More information about Planapalooza™ will be shared in the days to come!  Including, video recordings, graffiti wall results, images, maps and more!

Save the Date - Manchester Planapalooza™ September 12-17, 2019

Published: 08/16/2019 11:05 AM

Planapalooza™ September 12-17, 2019

The Manchester Master Plan is being updated.  The next public engagement opportunity will be Planapalooza, taking place from Thursday, September 12th to Tuesday, September 17th. You may view and download a printable schedule with meeting locations, dates and times.

A Planapalooza™ is an intense, participatory design, and public input process where you are invited to work directly with your neighbors, fellow business owners and a multidisciplinary consulting team. The entire process is open to the public. So please join us as we work together to prepare a Master Plan that will protect and enhance Manchester and set a clear vision for the future.


Your Voice Matters! Host an “On the Table” Discussion in Your Community

Published: 08/14/2019 10:16 AM

In Manchester, we know big ideas can spring from small conversations and people invest in what they help create. When we come together as a community to listen to and learn from each other, we have the power to impact both neighborhoods and lives.

During this one-month opportunity, we invite you and your families, neighbors, colleagues, and friends — old and new — to pull up a chair, gather around a table, and discuss the ways in which we — as individuals and as a collective — can improve the quality of life and economic vitality in Manchester.  

A host commits to hosting a conversation between August 12th and September 13th over breakfast, lunch, dinner, a coffee break, or any time in between. The invitation list is up to you— and the conversation can be hosted anywhere.

Before the conversation, make sure to visit to submit a Host Form and download the Host Toolkit with everything you need, including a conversation guide and suggested conversation prompts.

Everyone is welcome to serve as a host!


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