Who wants to demolish the burned-out house on Hanover Street?

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The burned out house on the corner of Maple and Hanover.  Photo/Carol Robidoux

MANCHESTER, NH – The following request for bids by the city of Manchester couldn’t make me happier. Finally it’s time to say good-bye to the once glorious structure that for the past nearly 15 months has sat as a burned-out monument to inertia.

If you have the right stuff – meaning demolition equipment – this job could be yours. See below for specifics. Bids are due March 7 which, by the way, is 15 months to the day that the old apartment house went up in flames.

Looking forward to seeing what will become of that corner.


⇒RELATED STORY: After the fire: Broken windows and what’s next for the corner of Hanover and Maple


Notice to Bidders

Demolition of Multi-Family Apartment Building 324 Hanover St. Manchester, NH 03104

BID #FY19-200-36

Bids for the demolition and removal of the multi-family apartment building located at 324 Hanover St. Manchester, NH, will be received at the City of Manchester, Planning and Community Development Department, One City Hall Plaza, West Wing, Manchester, NH 03101, until 2 p.m. on March 7, 2019.

Bid documents may be obtained at the Planning and Community Development Department, One City Hall Plaza, West Wing, Manchester, New Hampshire or online at www.ManchesterNH.gov.

Photo/Carol Robidoux

The work described in this request for bids is to commence within 10 days from the Planning and Community Development Department’s notification to the contractor to start work, unless otherwise ordered in writing by the Planning and Community Development Department and is to be continued with regularity until its completion.

All work shall be completed within 30 calendar days of the Date of Execution of the contract or of the Notice to Proceed. Liquidated damages will be assessed at the rate of $200 per day for each consecutive day (Sundays and holidays excepted) of non-excusable delay in completion of the work.

The City of Manchester Planning and Community Development Department reserves the right to waive any informalities in or to reject any or all bids and to accept the bid it deems most favorable to the interest of the City of Manchester.

A bid deposit in the form of a Bid Bond, Certified, Treasurer’s or Cashier’s Check, issued by a responsible Bank or Trust Company in the amount of 10 percent of the amount bid, payable to the City of Manchester, New Hampshire, shall be submitted with each bid. No bid without such bid deposit shall be accepted or opened.

A Performance and Payment Bond, each in the amount of 100 percent of the contract price, will be required of the successful bidder. Planning and Community Development Department, City of Manchester, New Hampshire

By: Leon L. LaFreniere Director of Planning and Community Development

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