Walking Tour: Downtown Living: Building Homes & Creating Value – 5/16/24

May 16, 2024 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Venue : Manchester, NH

Downtown Living: Building Homes & Creating Value
Thursday, May 16, 2024
2:00 – 6:00 PM
Downtown Manchester, NH

Join Plan NH and ULI Boston/New England for a fascinating walking tour showcasing several current residential projects in Downtown Manchester, NH responsible for an additional 850 housing units, as well as nearby placemaking efforts.

Get the inside story of the public-private cooperation and support it takes to tackle the housing crisis head on, tools you can use in your community, and strategies to address challenges and overcome obstacles. Connect with others who focus on residential development, downtown economics, and revitalization of the heart of New England cities.

Speakers include:

  • Adam Wagner, AIA, LEED BC+C, Market Square Architects
  • Ben Frost, Esq., AICP, New Hampshire Housing
  • Brian Pratt, PE, Fuss & O’Neill
  • Jodie Nazaka, AICP, City of Manchester

Who should attend?

Housing Officials, Planners, Economic Developers, Architects, Developers, Real Estate Professionals, anyone interested in increasing residential development in Downtown areas.

Register here  $35 for Plan NH and ULI Boston/New England members; $45 for non-members; includes light refreshments following the walking tour

More about the tour:

Living in Downtown puts you in the heart of the city with a unique level of convenience. Everything is at your fingertips, and you can easily walk to shops, restaurants, and other amenities. You can connect to public transportation, bike or get around on foot, reducing the need for a car. Downtown living is very desirable to residents of all ages for the vibrant nightlife, cultural events, and attractions. Downtowns contribute a high density of economic activity and a concentration of opportunity for a more diverse and inclusive population. But creating new housing units in Downtown districts has challenges, too. Building codes have changed over time, structures and uses may be obsolete, there will be brownfield issues, rising water levels, stormwater concerns and clashes in the neighborhood over traffic and parking. These all weigh on the financial feasibility of Downtown sites and add challenges to office-to-residential conversions.

CEUs and CMs through AIA New Hampshire and the Northern New England Chapter of the APA pending approval