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Manchester Zoning Ordinance Steering Committee

Published: 06/12/2024 12:00 PM

The City of Manchester is accepting applications for membership on the Manchester Zoning Ordinance Steering Committee.  Mayor Ruais will select three citizens to participate on this important committee that will make a real impact on how Manchester develops in the future.  Comprised of citizens, aldermen, and members of the City’s land use boards, the Steering Committee will set the policy direction for the final draft of the new Manchester Zoning Ordinance.  The majority of the Steering Committee’s work will occur in the fall, starting in September, and will include meetings one to two times per month. 

If you would like to join the Steering Committee, please send a letter of interest and a resume to LUC@manchesternh.gov

Please also send any questions about the Steering Committee to that e-mail address, and City staff will respond.  Applications are due no later than Friday, June 28.  For more information on the Steering Committee and the new Manchester Zoning Ordinance, please go to www.manchesternh.gov/landusecode

2024 Annual Action Plan Draft Available For Public Review

Published: 04/12/2024 12:59 PM

LEGAL NOTICE

(HUD FY 2024 Annual Action Plan)

In accordance with the City of Manchester’s Citizen Participation Plan notice is hereby given that as part of the development process of the City’s FY2025 Community Improvement Program, the City of Manchester Planning & Community Development Department has prepared a draft of the HUD FY2024 Annual Action Plan. The draft will be available for public review during a 30-day comment period beginning Monday, April 15, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. through Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

The Action Plan is an annual element of the five-year Consolidated Plan, which is a prerequisite for the receipt of funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and HOME funding. The estimated level of funding for each is as follows: CDBG entitlement funds, including program income, in the amount of  $1,620,470; HOME entitlement funds, including program income and unprogrammed funds, in the amount of $1,737,020; and ESG funds in the amount of $146,899, for a total entitlement funding of $3,504,389. Submittal to HUD of the Federal Fiscal Year 2024 Annual Action Plan will occur upon approval by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen around May 17, 2024.

The Action Plan includes a number of activities that will primarily benefit low to moderate income City residents, either directly or indirectly.  The Action Plan also includes a summary of the consultation process and coordination between the City and the Manchester Continuum of Care to support homelessness needs and services with entitlement funds. Proposed activities encompass (1) Public Services Activities which include day care, health care services, youth outreach, after school and educational and recreational programs, social services and neighborhood safety oriented programs; (2) Homeless Prevention and Homeless Support Services; 3) General Municipal and Community Development Programs including neighborhood and housing revitalization, infrastructure improvements, lead paint hazard remediation; and (4) Planning and Administration to include administrative costs for overall program activities and contingencies.

Copies of the draft Annual Action Plan will be available for public inspection for 30 days beginning on April 15, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. at the following locations during regular business hours:

Planning & Community Development Department, One City Hall Plaza, Manchester, NH;

Manchester City Library, 405 Pine Street, Manchester, NH;

Manchester Community Resource Center, 434 Lake Avenue, Manchester, NH;

Available digitally at: http://www.manchesternh.gov/Departments/Planning-and-Comm-Dev/Community-Improvement-Program/HUD-Submittals

Questions regarding the Action Plan may be addressed to CIP Coordinator, Todd Fleming in the Planning and Community Development Department at 624-6450.

The public is encouraged to submit comments on the proposed Annual Action Plan through May 16, 2024. Please submit written comments to the City of Manchester Department of Planning and Community Development, Community Improvement Program, One City Hall Plaza, Manchester, NH 03101.

Signed: Jeffrey D. Belanger, AICP

Amendment to RFP for Hallsville School

Published: 03/19/2024 10:43 AM

The RFP issued for the Hallsville School property at 275 Jewett Street has been amended.  A potential applicant contacted the Planning and Community Development Department and requested plans for the building.  The City had floorplans on file.  Those plans have been included in an amended RFP.  Any questions should be e-mailed to Jeffrey Belanger, Director of Planning and Community Development, at jbelanger@manchesternh.gov and Pamela Goucher, Deputy Director for Planning and Zoning, at pgoucher@manchesternh.gov

RFP for Hallsville School

Published: 03/11/2024 2:19 PM

Please see announcement from March 19, 2024, for amended RFP, which includes floorplans.  

The City of Manchester is pleased to publish a request for proposals for the acquisition of the Hallsville School property, which is located at 275 Jewett Street, Manchester, New Hampshire.  The property is comprised of three lots, totaling approximately 55,000 square feet, and includes an historic, three-story school building containing approximately 57,000 square feet.  The request for proposals is intended to solicit offers to purchase the property.  Proposals will be due by 3:00 p.m. on July 1, 2024.  Please refer to the RFP for details.  Any questions should be e-mailed to Jeffrey Belanger, Director of Planning and Community Development, at jbelanger@manchesternh.gov and Pamela Goucher, Deputy Director for Planning and Zoning, at pgoucher@manchesternh.gov

Lead Safe Certification Required for New Dwelling Units and Day Care Facilities in Pre-1978 Buildings

Published: 03/07/2024 12:00 PM

NH RSA 130-A:5-d becomes effective July 1, 2024, and requires all newly constructed rental dwelling units and newly licensed day care facilities within buildings erected prior to January 1, 1978 to have certification of lead safety prior to being used and prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy.  This applies to projects that are currently underway or were issued a building permit prior to the effective date.  For fact sheet click here.  For more information click here.   

Community Improvement Program 2025 Fiscal Year Budget Process is Now Underway

Published: 12/08/2023 11:01 AM

The City of Manchester is pleased to announce the Community Improvement Program (CIP) Budget Process for the 2025 Fiscal Year is now underway.  A letter of intent to request funding along with a Summary Listing of Projects (CIP-1 Form) and a Project Activity Financial Request (CIP-2 Form) is required for a complete application.  Application forms and instructions can be accessed through the Planning & Community Development page at: https://www.manchesternh.gov/Departments/Planning-and-Comm-Dev/Community-Improvement-Program/Budget-Forms.

Applications are due by 5:00PM Friday, January 19, 2024 at the Planning and Community Development Department.  Requests received after this date will not be considered. 

Questions regarding this process may be directed to the Planning and Community Development Office located at One City Hall Plaza, Manchester, NH 03101 or to CIP Staff at 603-624-6450.

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