Healthcare offices and sober living facility to be discussed at this week’s planning board agenda

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City Works is a regular feature which endeavors to provide a preview of projects coming before the Planning Board, Zoning Board and Heritage Commission by posting agendas and relevant information to keep the public informed about what is happening.



The Zoning Board met on Thursday, October 14 and the following decisions were rendered. The meeting will be available on-demand.

  • ZBA2021-083: 1405 River Road, Residential One Family District, tabled from 8/12/2021, withdrawn by applicant.
  • ZBA2021-108: 376 South Willow Street, General Business District, withdrawn by applicant.
  • ZBA2021-109: 70 Market Street, Urban Multifamily District, variance granted.
  • ZBA2021-110: 91 Roseanne Lane, Residential One Family High-Density District, variance granted.
  • ZBA2021-111: 166 Kearsarge St, Residential Two Family District, variance granted.
  • ZBA2021-112: 73 Windward Lane, Residential One Family District – Medium Density, variance granted.
  • ZBA2021-113: Westminster Street, Tax Map 544, Lot 107, Residential One Family – High-Density District, variance granted.
  • ZBA2021-114: 129 Knowlton Street, Residential One Family – High-Density District, variance granted.
  • ZBA2021-115: 170 Baker Street, Redevelopment Mixed-Use District/General Business District, variance granted.
  • ZBA2021-116: 324  Hanover Street, Urban Multifamily District, postponed to November 10.
  • ZBA2021-117: 32 Main Street, General Business District, variance granted.
  • ZBA2021-105: 15 Merrill Street, Redevelopment Mixed-Use District, variance granted.
  • ZBA2021-118: 415 South Mammoth Road, Residential One Family Low Density District, board decided not to hear the case, did not see a material difference from the original plan.
  • ZBA2021-119: Tax Map 688, Lot 52, Tax Map 688, Lot 118 and Tax  Map 28, Lot 118, Eversource Energy Right of Way south of Donahue Drive, Residential One Family High-Density District, variance granted.
  • ZBA2021-120: 45 Crescent Lane, Residential One Family Medium-Density District, variance granted.
  • ZBA2021-122: 78 Parcels between Smyth Road and Radburn Street, located on Tax Map 466, 467, 469, 470 and 715, Residential One Family Medium-Density District, continued to November 10.
  • ZBA2021-121: 9 Old Falls Road, Residential Two Family District, variance granted.
  • ZBA2021-123: 108 Arah Street, Residential One Family Medium-Density District, tabled to November 10.

Due to Veteran’s Day, the next Zoning Board will be held on Wednesday, November 10.



The Planning Board will be meeting on Thursday, October 21 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on Channel 22. A full copy of the meeting agenda can be found here. Project applications and other materials for this meeting are available online.


CU2021-015: 606 Valley Street (Walgreens), Redevelopment, Mixed-use district. A conditional-use permit application to use approximately 3,400 square feet of existing retail space for health-care offices. Continued from October 7.



The following cases will be discussed and decisions will be rendered:

  • S2021-012, SP2021-028 and SP2021-029: 130 Union Street – 4-unit proposed residential development.
  • CU2021-015: 606 Valley Street
  • CU2021-06 and SP2021-027: 210 Beech Street – change the use of an existing two-family into congregate housing.


  • Review and approval of the Planning Board Minutes of August 19, 2021, and September 2, 2021.

About this Author


June Trisciani

June Trisciani is a lifelong resident of Manchester and owns j. ellen Design, LLC, a residential and commercial interior design firm. She has served on the Heritage Commission, is a past-chair of the Planning Board and currently serves as Alderman At-Large for Manchester.