DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

March 20, 2014

More plans coming before Londonderry board

By Julie Huss
jhuss@derrynews.com

---- — LONDONDERRY — Another plan for a facility on Technology Drive has come before town officials, giving yet another boost to economic development in North Londonderry.

Developers are interested in that part of town with several proposed development projects earmarked for that area.

The most recent plan is a proposed single-story, multi-tenant building at 10 Technology Drive.

Representatives from Fairwind Properties brought their conceptual idea to the Planning Board March 12. It was only a preliminary discussion, so no decisions were made.

A site plan at that address was approved 10 years ago, but building designs morphed since then into the newest plan, according to Brian Pratt of CLD Consulting Engineering.

“We decided that was not feasible,” he said of the original plan.

The newest project calls for a 9,600-square-foot, one-story building that could accommodate eight tenants of various business types.

Each unit would be 1,200 square feet; spaces could be merged into a large space.

Front space would be used for offices and rear space would have enough room for potential bays for automotive work or other large-scale garage use.

There are no exact uses on the plan yet, Pratt said, but he suspected the building would be used for warehouse, storage or smaller businesses like electricians or plumbing companies. The design would fit into that area well, Pratt said.

“This is a pretty common style building,” he said. “But we have no specifics on uses yet.”

More details are needed on the plan, including more extensive landscaping designs, drainage and grading.

The proposal is scheduled to go before the Heritage Commission March 27.