Manchester - City hosts community forum to discuss Hollow Neighborhood Revitalization Plans

City officials hold Community Forum on Thursday, Feb 9th to discuss future revitalization plans for Hollow Neighborhood

The Community Improvement Program Division of the Department of Planning and Community Development will be hosting a community forum this Thursday, February 9th at 7:00pm in the Elliot Hospital Community Room to discuss revitalization plans for the Hollow Neighborhood.  The Hollow Neighborhood encompasses Lake Ave, Spruce Street, Cedar Street, Belmont Street, Hall Street and Massabesic Street.  The community forum is open to all residents and business owners.

Recent improvements in the Hollow Neighborhood include a repainted exterior, new exterior stair tower and the addition of an elevator in the Oddfellows building located on the corner of Lake Ave and Hall Street.  The City is planning on implementing further redevelopment that will get this historic building back in action as a place of business.  Further revitalization plans for the area include the construction of a new duplex on Lake Ave and the redevelopment of the former Oven-Poppers building on Spruce Street. 

During the community forum residents and business owners will be presented with the revitalization plans for the neighborhood and have the opportunity to ask questions from city officials, including Ward 5 Alderman Ed Osbourne.  In addition, business owners will be presented with an opportunity to grow their businesses or improve their building facades through programs sponsored by the Manchester Economic Development Office.

Residents and business owners are highly encouraged to attend.  For more information about the community forum please contact Brian Keating, Planning & Community Development Department, 603-624-6450.