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Plan NH Invades Allenstown

Update: The Concord Monitor has an article about what is about to happen in Allenstown:

In addition to Plan NH in Marlow, (see event posting) we have learned that the NGO will also be invading Allenstown with a similar effort. If you know anyone in Allenstown, please alert them to these meetings! Please send them this flyer on the Delphi Technique so they will be prepared for what is about to happen.

From the Plan NH website:

Charrette Volunteers Needed for Allenstown!
The Allenstown charrette needs YOU: make a difference for this New Hampshire community!
September 30 10:30 AM – October 1, 2016 4:30 PM

What Happens at a Plan NH Charrette? The team gathers, explores the target area and listens to the town leaders and citizens. The citizens talk together about why this is important and what they would like to see. It is a time of discovery. Based on what it has seen and heard, the team then brainstorms and develops recommendations to achieve the vision the town has for itself and the target area.

Where is the Charrette? This project is in the Allenstown portion of Suncook Village. The town has asked Plan NH to “identify strategies for revitalization and economic growth that will support and enhance the community character of Allenstown. It is anticipated that the charrette will explore existing and prospective uses through the lenses of zoning, infrastructure, social forces, community vision, the Master Plan and other perspectives an attempt to understand how the area can realize its highest and best use within the context of Allenstown’s community character” (from the application.)

How can I help? Plan NH is currently seeking volunteers to be part of this project and to assist in developing recommendations for the town. All are welcome to participate, from students to interns to seasoned professionals. We can always use people who draw, photographers, and other support as well.

**Especially still needed are landscape architects, planners, and brownfields engineers.**

What is the Commitment? The commitment is for late morning Friday through late afternoon Saturday, with perhaps a couple of hours following that for a bit of writing. Your time and talent are donated, your return is immeasurable.

Interested? Contact: Team Leader, North Sturtevant of JSA Architects.
To volunteer, or ask questions contact him at, with a cc to

YOU can be part of this.
Plan NH | 603-452-7526 | |

Here is the notice on the Town of Allenstown’s website:

Downtown Planning-Public Input Sessions

The Town of Allenstown in cooperation with Plan NH will be conducting a “Charette”. This event will aid the Town in planning for the future of the downtown area. The event will be on Friday, September 30th, 2016 and Saturday, October 1st, 2016. There will be two listening sessions on Sept. 30th, the first at 3:30-5 PM and the second from 6:30-8 PM. The Plan NH team will hear input from residents as to how they feel about the downtown area and what it’s future should look like.

On Oct. 1st, the team will meet with several groups of volunteer citizens and businesses to drill down in more detail the future of the downtown area. We need volunteers to participate in the process. If you are interested in participating please contact Town Administrator Shaun Mulholland, 603-485-4276 x 112 or by email

The Charrette will be held at the Allenstown Community Center. If you would like to participate please contact the Town Administrator so that we can plan according. More information about the Charrette is located on the Town Administrator’s webpage of this website.