To the editor: Main St. enhancements among Derry residents’ improvement ideas

From left, Planning Commission members Dwight Johnson, Elsie Smith, Mimi Lines, chair Sharon Crossman and Larry Gubb.

The Londonderry Planning Commission would like to thank everyone who contributed to Project Londonderry.

The bright orange posters around town were filled with ideas and suggestions on what residents would like for their life in Londonderry.

The four overriding themes expressed by residents were:

  1. Main Street enhancements;
  2. expanded basic life services;
  3. year-round recreation and entertainment; and
  4. improved traffic flow and safety.

Most frequently mentioned suggestions include affordable housing, child care, sidewalks, bike lanes, skating/roller skating rink, public pool and a community/teen center.

Some interesting business ideas cited brewery/brew pub, internet cafe, bowling alley, movie theater and pizza delivery.

Planning Commission members are merging the Project Londonderry information with survey information from the 2017 Town Plan. This effort will provide an in-depth tally of what Londonderry residents would like to see for their town.

The Planning Commission will host a community pot-luck supper in February to discuss and prioritize Project Londonderry feedback. The pot-luck supper will be an opportunity for residents to gather, eat, socialize, make recommendations on next steps for Project Londonderry.

Sharon Crossman
Chair, Londonderry Planning Commission

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  1. Dear Londonderry Planning Commission, I don’t know how I missed the idea gathering and suggestion box, but the ideas that everyone came up with seem really fun and good. Thank you ! 💜🌿