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Langley Cove project to be considered in new year

By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — Plans for 289 housing units at Langley Cove on Weirs Boulevard, which are back on the table 11 years after city officials first rejected the project, will be taken up the city Planning Board in the new year.

On Tuesday night, the panel continued a public hearing on the issue until the Jan. 9 meeting.

Some members of the nearby Paugus Woods community have expressed concerns over traffic the project would generate.

Planning Director Dean Trefethen said there are several outstanding issues that need to be solved before the project can go forward.

An agreement needs to be reached to upgrade a water department pump station. Details need to be worked out on improvements to Weirs Boulevard near the proposed entrance of the development. Documents need to be finalized on how open land in the project will be controlled.

Brady Sullivan Properties of Manchester has sought to resubmit the proposal over the years but concerns were raised regarding stormwater, traffic, water supplies and the sheer density of housing. The initial proposal called for 375 units.

The project calls for townhouses and large multi-story buildings containing as many as 78 units.

The land for the project comprises 64 acres, with half dedicated to buildings and half to open space.

Langley Cove

This map marks where the proposed Langley Cove development would go. Residents of Paugus Woods are concerned about the traffic that would enter their development, which is the V-shaped road to the right, between Weirs Boulevard and White Oaks Road. (Courtesy Google Maps)

 

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