CivicMoxie recently kicked off a project in Manchester, New Hampshire to develop a Multimodal Transportation and Land Use Plan for the Downtown, Millyard, and riverfront area—now dubbed ManchesterConnects! That’s a very technical way of saying we are looking at creating a vibrant, connected core to the city that celebrates the its history while establishing the area as a key place to live, work and play. Hired by the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (SNHPC), CivicMoxie will address the interests and concerns of the businesses and residents in this vibrant area—formerly one of the biggest mill towns in the US—especially those of younger professionals drawn there by high-tech jobs and the great quality of life the region offers. The plan is all about connectivity – seeking ways to help people move through and to the area on foot, by bike, car, bus and train. We’ll also be looking at parking and how to connect the events, programs, and vibrant activities around the city to this core area. We’re working with Nelson\Nygaard, Karl F. Seidman Consulting, and experiential design and branding firm Jeff Sprague Studio on the plan…stay tuned for more!