Tell Us What You Think!

Throughout the Plan Manchester project, there will be ample opportunities for you to get involved here, via the web, and in person at events during the next several months. We hope you will visit this page often as questions, discussions and engagement tools will change from time to time.

There are several forums, map exercises and surveys below to help City staff and the planning consultants to gather public input which will be used to update the Master Plan. If you missed the Planapalooza events September 12th to 17th, you can still participate in important conversations and map exercises using the tools below!

Please share with your friends and family so that everyone has a voice in deciding what the future of the City of Manchester will be!


Throughout the Plan Manchester project, there will be ample opportunities for you to get involved here, via the web, and in person at events during the next several months. We hope you will visit this page often as questions, discussions and engagement tools will change from time to time.

There are several forums, map exercises and surveys below to help City staff and the planning consultants to gather public input which will be used to update the Master Plan. If you missed the Planapalooza events September 12th to 17th, you can still participate in important conversations and map exercises using the tools below!

Please share with your friends and family so that everyone has a voice in deciding what the future of the City of Manchester will be!


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    What are the topics you feel are important for us to discuss during our long range planning process?  You can identify your own topic or add comments to follow up on topics other residents post.

    What are the topics you feel are important for us to discuss during our long range planning process?  You can identify your own topic or add comments to follow up on topics other residents post.

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    How would you describe your desired Manchester of the future? What would you want Manchester to be known for in twenty years? Use as little as one word or as many as you want!

    How would you describe your desired Manchester of the future? What would you want Manchester to be known for in twenty years? Use as little as one word or as many as you want!

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    At the Community Kick-Off meeting on July 24th, we heard from several residents that would like more affordable housing in Manchester.  What do you think?

    At the Community Kick-Off meeting on July 24th, we heard from several residents that would like more affordable housing in Manchester.  What do you think?

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    At the Community Kick-Off meeting on July 24th, we heard from several residents that homelessness is an issue of concern in Manchester.  What do you think?

    At the Community Kick-Off meeting on July 24th, we heard from several residents that homelessness is an issue of concern in Manchester.  What do you think?

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  • Dollars & Sense

    3 months ago

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    During the Planapalooza focus discussion for “Dollars & Sense” participants discussed how to provide new public services and infrastructure while maintaining the City’s existing stock (i.e. sidewalks, street trees, lighting, parks, etc.) under the current tax structure.

    Question: What types of infrastructure improvements do you think the City of Manchester needs most in the future?  What are you willing to pay more for?


    During the Planapalooza focus discussion for “Dollars & Sense” participants discussed how to provide new public services and infrastructure while maintaining the City’s existing stock (i.e. sidewalks, street trees, lighting, parks, etc.) under the current tax structure.

    Question: What types of infrastructure improvements do you think the City of Manchester needs most in the future?  What are you willing to pay more for?


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    During the Planapalooza focus discussion for “Getting From Here to There” participants discussed the ways people are able to move through and around the City on foot, by bike, and by car.  Participants also discussed the future of transportation including self-driving cars and rail service to and from the City.

    Question: How easy is it to travel into, out of, and around Manchester? Can you safely get around on foot or bike? What should the future transportation network in Manchester include?


    During the Planapalooza focus discussion for “Getting From Here to There” participants discussed the ways people are able to move through and around the City on foot, by bike, and by car.  Participants also discussed the future of transportation including self-driving cars and rail service to and from the City.

    Question: How easy is it to travel into, out of, and around Manchester? Can you safely get around on foot or bike? What should the future transportation network in Manchester include?


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  • Development

    3 months ago

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    During the Planapalooza focus discussion for “Development” participants focused on the range of uses and development types in Manchester, particularly those that will ensure the City remains economically competitive over time.  The discussion also focused on mixed-use neighborhoods and redevelopment challenges due to the older building stock.

    Are the development regulations producing the kind of development the community wants? If not, what areas should be improved? What do you feel is a deterrent to development in Manchester? Should Manchester offer any incentives to developers or retailers? What are your thoughts about more mixed-use development within the...

    During the Planapalooza focus discussion for “Development” participants focused on the range of uses and development types in Manchester, particularly those that will ensure the City remains economically competitive over time.  The discussion also focused on mixed-use neighborhoods and redevelopment challenges due to the older building stock.

    Are the development regulations producing the kind of development the community wants? If not, what areas should be improved? What do you feel is a deterrent to development in Manchester? Should Manchester offer any incentives to developers or retailers? What are your thoughts about more mixed-use development within the City?


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    During the Planapalooza focus discussion for “A Place to Live” participants discussed residential housing trends, developer incentives, and housing issues affecting the city.

    Question: What housing issues do you see in Manchester? What types of housing are needed? Where should new housing be? What ideas do you have to deal with affordability and homelessness?


    During the Planapalooza focus discussion for “A Place to Live” participants discussed residential housing trends, developer incentives, and housing issues affecting the city.

    Question: What housing issues do you see in Manchester? What types of housing are needed? Where should new housing be? What ideas do you have to deal with affordability and homelessness?


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  • All Things Green

    3 months ago

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    During the Planapalooza focus discussion for “All Things Green” participants discussed the many natural resources, parks and community assets in Manchester and how they contribute to the character of the City and overall quality of life. 

    Question: What should the future open space network for the city consist of? How should new ideas be integrated into the city design?


    During the Planapalooza focus discussion for “All Things Green” participants discussed the many natural resources, parks and community assets in Manchester and how they contribute to the character of the City and overall quality of life. 

    Question: What should the future open space network for the city consist of? How should new ideas be integrated into the city design?


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  • What Makes a Place

    3 months ago

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    During the Planapalooza focus discussion for “What Makes a Place” participants discussed the current image of Manchester, public art, historic preservation and how elements of creative placemaking can be incorporated in new development projects.

    Question: What types of image-building features would you like to see in the Manchester of the future? What elements of Manchester’s should be protected, preserved or enhanced?


    During the Planapalooza focus discussion for “What Makes a Place” participants discussed the current image of Manchester, public art, historic preservation and how elements of creative placemaking can be incorporated in new development projects.

    Question: What types of image-building features would you like to see in the Manchester of the future? What elements of Manchester’s should be protected, preserved or enhanced?


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