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Economic Development Committee

Wednesday 

April 20, 2022

6pm 

 

Brentwood Town Hall

AGENDA: 

Minutes Approval

Andrew Ward - Colliers International

--Real Estate Broker Perspective Discussion

UNH MBA Student Program Update

--Kat Hand and Team Update

--Jon and Robert Span Update

--May 5 Presentation to Planning Board

--May 9 Presentation at UNH

Other Business

Public Comment

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Andrew Ward - Colliers 

Brentwood Presentation

Discussed Town center concept

 

Start the project at the end — with what the goal/objective/desired outcome is

 

---Educating and campaigning for project is very valuable

 

---Plan NH got involved in Stratham — weekend Charrette (sp?) — what the projects there could look like

 

---Land will get developed according to the market at the time and 

 

---Highly encourage water service from epping

 

---Reach out to people who have done that before — there’s precedence

 

Decreased density is result of no water/sewer

  —just water is super helpful

  —no sewer does limit what can operate there

   —look at Stratham — 

Car dealers, warehouses, country stores

 

Says no to restaurants, spas, chemicals, high number of employees

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Taxes

Our tax rate is high/understandable and comparable to area

Way to sell this is diversification of tax base

Newington is where commercial supports residential taxes

 

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Town center 

Community septic may be worth looking at public private partnership ??  

Larger septic system may be worth considering (assisted living facilities/hotel)

 

 

Identify existing town owned land — strategize what could be relinquished and what could be added

—land town owns could be sold and revenue could be put toward town water/sewer

— is there appetite for acquiring more?

—rights of first refusal possible?

 

Understand how the town would vote for these types of initiatives

 

Part time Econ dev director (1/2 days a week would be great)

 

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Agri tourism could be a boon for the town - multi vendor situations also

 

Outdoor education, hunt, fish, hike, pick your own

 

Distillery 

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