Developer has plan for five parcels off Manchester's Elm Street379 Elm St., Manchester, NH
Oak Leaf Homes, LLC is seeking road discontinuances of several small street sections that divide the parcels, which are at 387, 379 and 409 Elm St. and 584 and 624 Willow St.
Ronald Dupont, the president of Oak Leaf, had originally sought discontinuances for Elm Street Back, an alley-like road between Elm and Willow Streets, from Grove Street to Summer Street, which also now functions as an alleyway.
They voted to table the matter until they can gather more information and abutters can have their say.
Prior to the site visit, Mayor Ted Gatsas raised concerns that if the discontinuances were not approved, it "could be two years" before another road hearing is held.
Dupont has not outlined the scale of the project or whether it would be retail, residential or commercial, or a mix of uses.
"In order to start architectural plans, I need a footprint for the building," he said at the site Tuesday.
Also on Tuesday, the aldermen approved a petition to discontinue a network of "paper streets" off Wellington Hill Road for an 85-home subdivision in the northeast part of the city.
Tuesday's vote took place on a shuttle bus that took the aldermen to the two sites.
Alderman-At-Large Joe Kelly Levasseur joked after the vote that the streets in the future development had to be named after the aldermen on the bus.