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Wiggins Airways’ $3m expansion, Waterville Valley’s big plans … and more
Pro Con Inc. of Manchester is the architect and construction manager for a new hangar at Wiggins Airways’ general aviation facility at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. The $3 million design-build expansion will provide a fourth hangar to the general aviation facility for aircraft storage.
The 23,240-square-foot hangar will have the ability to accommodate various types of general aviation equipment and is designed to handle multiple aircraft.
The pre-engineered hangar will have exterior metal panels and a pitched metal roof. The Norco Stack hangar door system measures 28-foot high by 114-foot wide to accommodate a wide variety of aircraft. The floor of the hangar will be coated with a high gloss white, non-slip floor finish.
Waterville Valley Resort is on track for its first ski trail expansion in over 30 years, with full U.S. Forest Service approval to add 44 acres of trail on Green Peak. The Forest Service approved the request after a public hearing process on the addition of beginner and intermediate terrain along with a new glade trails and a high speed quad adjacent to the existing ski area.
Field engineering will begin this fall and construction is scheduled to start in 2014. The expansion will add a new high-speed four-person chairlift to reach the summit of Green Peak, and it will incorporate eight new trails to connect and run parallel to the existing trail network.
Douglas Patch, a senior attorney and shareholder with the Concord law firm of Orr & Reno, has joined the board of directors of The Jordan Institute, a nonprofit organization that promotes energy-efficiency policy and projects in commercial buildings.
Patch’s practice areas include energy law in particular as well as governmental relations, telecommunications law, alternative dispute resolution and environmental law.
As part of its Growing Communities initiative, the Citizens Bank Foundation recently announced $70,000 in grants to projects designed to foster neighborhood revitalization in Nashua and Laconia.
Grants went to the YMCA of Greater Nashua and the Nashua Police Athletic League, which are leading collaborative efforts to enhance the “Tree Street” neighborhoods of Nashua, with the goal of reducing crime and engaging residents in positive change.
In addition the Main Street Initiative of Laconia will use the grant to support a façade improvement fund for the Beacon Street loop in the central downtown business district.