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Merit Awards

Plan NH believes that what we build, where we build, and how we build  influences the health and vibrancy of the community.

Hotel Concord

The Hotel Concord

2019 Merit Award of Excellence Projects

On June 20 2019, at Plan NH’s annual Awards Evening, the following received Merit Awards of Excellence for Planning, Design, and/or Development:

City Wide Concord
Owner: city of concord

Concord City-Wide Community Center

This is on the site of the old Dame School, most of which was torn down but a significant section was saved. Today, this community center, on a bus line, serves community members of all ages. The committee saw this as a great adaptive re-use project.

Downtown Concord
Owner: city of concord

Downtown Concord Complete Streets

The re-build of Concord’s main street, which included taking away parking spaces, increasing sidewalk widths, adding bike lanes and more has had a tremendous transformative impact on the city. The great energy from this street, now an “outdoor room”, has led to economic revitalization and a renewed pride in Concord.

Knolls Lake Region
Owner: Lakes Region Community Developers

Gilford Village Knolls III

This is Phase 3 of a development for older adults in a rural setting. Not only is this intentionally close to the town center and its amenities, the project received NH first passive house certification for a multi-family building.

Bradley Common
Owner: The Housing Partnership

Bradley Commons (Dover)

The grand old church was torn down, and in its place is a mixed-use place, with architecture that shows the spirit of Dover. Easily accessible to amenities via walking or bus, the building fills the street in a good way (parking is in the back). There are places to live with lower price points, as well as non-profits on site.

Nominations are now being accepted for 2020

How Does it Work

Plan NH believes that what we build, where we build, and how we build influences the health and vibrancy of the community. One part of our mission is to show how that works – to our New Hampshire communities, and to the planners, designers and builders who shape them.

The annual Plan NH Merit Awards Program is one way we do this. The Awards recognize New Hampshire projects that have a positive influence on a community or neighborhood, incorporate Smart Growth and Livability principles, social responsibility, and/or creative approaches to collaboration and cooperation.

Submitted nominations are reviewed by a Committee of diverse professionals, and outstanding projects are selected to receive an Award

Merit Awards Trophy