DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

April 11, 2013

Londonderry officials hear details on 55+ plan

By Julie Huss
jhuss@derrynews.com

---- — LONDONDERRY — A 69-acre property along Nashua Road may become the town’s newest 55-plus living community.

A plan to build a 98-unit adult living community came before Planning Board officials on April 3. Developers call the project Hickory Woods.

The project is under HSL Real Estate Trust. Tai Deh-Hsu is listed owner and trustee.

The community earmarked for 304 Nashua Road would be similar to Londonderry’s Nevins adult community on Route 102 and planned by the same developers.

Officials said the project would be built in six phase. It would have private amenities for residents, including a clubhouse, driving range and putting green.

The roads through the development would be strictly for residential use and would be maintained by an association of those homeowners living there.

Planning Board vice chairman Mary Wing-Soares asked how many elderly units could be built in town.

“Is there any limit to the number,” she asked, “as part of the town’s growth management ordinance?”

Town Planner Cynthia May said the town fell well within the limits of what is allowed by regulations and said she would bring definite information to the next meeting. Developers will also bring more details on what will be built as part of Hickory Woods, including what may affect residents living nearby.