Manchester Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

Manchester TOD
Manchester TOD

The Manchester Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Plan is the DOT-accepted Phase 3 Community Technical Assistance Program (CTAP) project. CTAP is funding the Manchester TOD plan as a strategy to mitigate impacts associated with the expansion of I-93 between Salem and Manchester. CTAP will help communities meet a wide range of challenges faced in the region by providing technical assistance and access to tools for innovative land use planning practices.  The CTAP process follows three main stages: Assessment, Visioning, and Implementation. The Manchester TOD Plan is a three-phase “Implementation” project which is intended to take prior assessments and plans that have been developed and turn them into actions that move the community towards its ultimate vision. CTAP’s City of Manchester - Completed CTAP Community Planning Assessment Summary Report & Questionnaire documents phase one CTAP work in Manchester while CTAP Community Planning Road Map comprises the phase two visioning element of the Manchester CTAP project. The Manchester TOD plan will constitute the phase three “Implementation” as the final phase of work for Manchester’s CTAP. The purpose of this CTAP three-phase project is to create a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) plan. Manchester’s plan area is bounded by Granite Street to the north, Queen City Avenue to the south, Second Street to the West, and Elm Street to the East.

What is TOD?

Transit Oriented Development is a development model focused on the creation of compact, walkable, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use communities centered around well-connected and high-quality mobility systems. TOD creates better access to jobs, housing and opportunity for people of all ages and incomes.  Successful TOD provides people from all walks of life with convenient, affordable and active lifestyles and creates places where our children can play and our parents can grow old comfortably.

In the Spring of 2019, SNHPC contracted for planning services with a qualified consultant. In the following weeks the consultant commenced public engagement and data gathering for the Manchester TOD Plan. Community engagement and plan development will be generated over the next twelve months and culminate in the published TOD plan for the city.

Interactive project website link: https://courbanize.com/projects/manchester-tod/comaps/84 

For more information about this project, please contact SNHPC Project Manager James Vayo by email at jvayo@snhpc.org