|Meeting Notes November 15, 2008||
November 15, 2008
11 Penacook Street
Attendees: Lynne Raleigh, Kathy Bush, Ed Bush, Ralph Harwood, Peter Dodge, Ray Gordon, Terri Culjat, Marge Goldman, Sumner Goldman, Phil Latvis, Brent Todd of Concord 20/20, Jennifer Kretovic of Concord 20/20, Nik Coates of CNHRPC, Matt Monahan of CNHRPC and Matt Walsh with the City of Concord
1. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS:
2. TANNERY UPDATE: Matt Walsh informed the group of discussion with the City Council in regards to the sole proposal received for the Tannery Redevelopment. The project encompassed mixed uses as requested by the city. It combined low and market rate housing, 20,000 sq. ft. retail space, and a day care center. The proposal did not utilize 4 Crescent Street and included impact fee waiver and substantial site work with expenses to be covered by the City. Council felt with the $2.4 million already invested in this project, they would better serve the citizens by rejecting the proposal.
Matt was hoping the group would clarify the type of housing they would like to see for the project. Most in attendance wanted market rate to upper rate housing. Over-55 housing was also preferred. Matt was offered the opportunity to engage other residents by posing the question to the entire list serve. Matt will follow up if additional input is needed.
3. NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION: Nik Coates and Matt Monahan spoke to the PVA about the Revitalization Project and presentation to the Concord 20/20 board. They would like to offer the PVA the option of compiling the data of previous reports to create a single source report the City could use for attracting a developer for the Tannery and other potential development projects that will be coming in the future, i.e. Beade Electric Likewise, it would provide the PVA an Implementation Plan, ranking the various objectives the group would like to accomplish as well as time lines for completion
Kathy Bush motioned to support CNHRPC’s effort to seek funding from Concord 20/20 for Penacook Village Association with 3 goals in mind:
5. TASK FORCE ASSIGNMENTS:
a) ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE: Kathy Bush presented a letter from Attorney Steven Whitley regarding the differences between a 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 non-profit status along with his recommendation to form a 501(c)3. After thorough review, Kathy Bush motioned the Penacook Village Association become a formal 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The motion was seconded by Sumner Goldman. Motion approved.
c) MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE:
The next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at Rolfe House. Meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m.
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