Riverfront Project

Meeting set for next week

Telegraph file photo by ADAM URQUHART Crews make their way along the north bank of the Nashua River, clearing marked trees and brush in this recent photo. The work is part of the Nashua Riverfront Project, on which a public hearing will be held next week.

NASHUA – A Nashua Regional Planning Commission meeting scheduled for next week is designed to bring together city officials and local residents looking for an update on the Nashua Riverfront Project, according to the commission.

The project’s design team will be in attendance to provide information and answer any questions residents may have, especially those individuals, families or small businesses that will notice changes in their surroundings once the project is complete.

The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the commission office, 30 Temple St., Suite 310.

According to a preliminary outline of the schedule provided by city Director of Economic Development Tim Cummings, meeting objectives include:

• Providing a project status update;

• Reviewing and confirming “key findings” from the city’s Riverfront Master Plan;

• Identifying any “new concerns” or opportunities in the project area; and

• Reviewing the thoughts and expectations of stakeholders.

Nearly all the brush work has been completed along the stretch of the Nashua River from The Apartments at Cotton Mill, a large residential building along the north bank of the river, to near Jackson Falls, just west of Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant.

Tree clearing, meanwhile, is an ongoing project, and workers are currently making their way along the riverbanks toward Main Street.

The areas from which invasive species were removed were treated in an effort to prevent their return, a process undertaken with the assistance of the state Department of Agriculture, city Community Development Director Sarah Marchant said in late October, when the work took place.

More information on the Nashua Riverfront Project, as well as the Downtown Nashua Riverfront Masterplan, is available on the city’s website.

Dean Shalhoup may be reached at 594-1256, or at dshalhoup@nashuatelegraph.com.