Saturday, June 9, 2007
United Church of Penacook
Sponsored by Concord 20/20
At a planning session, three dozen interested citizens from the Village of Penacook (and beyond!)
- Randy E. Knowles, ASLA, of Knowles Design presented Your Vision for Penacook, long term landscaping plans for
- Boudreau Square
- East Street
- Grocery Store
- Village Street
- Jeff Taylor/Matt Walsh/Randy Knowles presented Tweaking Your Vision. Knowles Design’s plans focused on how best to take advantage of improvements that the City will likely be undertaking along Fisherville Road/Route 3/Village Street in the next 5 to 7 years. In addition to the Tannery redevelopment, the City is also intending to solicit grocery store proposals for the intersection of East Street and Crescent Street.
- Penacook's Potential and Future - How to Get There
- Village Organization: Kimberly Shepard, President, Abbott-Downing Neighborhood Association in South Concord, explained in detail how her group had achieved significant improvements in their neighborhood by being pro-active, by doing things themselves and not waiting for them to be performed by City Hall. She agreed to act as a mentor for any such effort that people would like to initiate in Penacook.
- Village Greening: Nancy Berliner, Executive Director, Groundwork Concord, outlined this organization's approach to sustainable environmental change through community-based partnerships. Her organization brings together resources, volunteers, and planting materials to physically upgrade certain public and private properties with landscaping that contributes in a positive way to the overall appearance of an area. She agreed to look for resources to undertake a project in Penacook this summer.
- Future Looks Bright! Penacook Steering Committee Begins! Numerous people volunteered to work on defining such an initial effort, and to begin sorting out how and where a project for 2007 might occur, and what other projects might be follow-up ones to this year’s efforts. One resident even agreed to donate “Welcome to Penacook” signs that had been made by local students several years ago, but never installed. Concord 20/20 agreed to assist by hosting an initial organizational meeting in the near future.