Tree Streets Neighborhood Project

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In 2019, residents chose to build a futsal court on Ash Street. In 2021, the Tree Streets Neighborhood Participatory Budgeting Project is back and you can dream higher! Learn about it below and please share your ideas.

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Time to Vote! 

VOTING TAKES PLACE FROM OCTOBER 8th THROUGH OCTOBER 25th
Please review project descriptions below.

  1. CLICK HERE to vote online! 

  1. You can also email your vote to Julie Chizmas at chizmasj@nashuanh.gov. Please let us know what you do in the Tree Streets Neighborhood (live, go to school or church, work, recreate, etc.) and your age range (10 - 15, 16 - 25, 26 - 39, 40 - 64, 65+).

Nine (9) of your project ideas have been developed into project proposals (a summary of all the other ideas submitted is below):

LOS AMIGOS PARK IMPROVEMENTSPlayground equipment examples
Location: Los Amigos Park (Ash Street)
Cost: $40,000
Description: Updates to Los Amigos Park will provide new areas for active play for neighborhood children. Plans include a water misting cooling tower, new play structures and a picnic table.
ASH STREET SKATE PARK IMPROVEMENTSAsh Street Skate Park
Location: Skate Park at 57 Ash St
Cost: $40,000
Description: The skate park on Ash Street was designed and built in the late 2000s and is in need of maintenance and upgrades. This project will replace old equipment and freshen up the park for the neighborhood's many skateboarders to enjoy.
HERITAGE RAIL TRAIL IMPROVEMENTSRail Trail Mural, Bench and Planter
Location: Rail Trail
Cost: $30,000
Description: The Nashua Heritage Rail Trail will be improved by adding amenities such as trash receptacles, seating, and signage. Landscaping will improve safety on the trail by cleaning up overgrown areas and improving visibility and will beautify the trail by removing stumps, fixing broken fencing and adding planters.
COMMUNITY GARDENING ABUNDANCE PROJECTGrown Nashua Community Gardens
Location: Rail Trail Gardens by Pine Street and Vine Street
Cost: $25,000
Description: Grow Nashua and Gate City Community Gardens will add raised beds, container gardens, pollinator meadows, and make foundational upgrades to secure and increase yields for the families that garden in the Tree Streets! Upgrades include management of trees and invasives, gardening materials that can be shared, a shed to store the materials, fencing/gates, and sections that will be designated as meadow space for pollinators and other beneficial insects. The project will also to include grow containers for families to use right at their homes. Garden sites and walkways will have cohesive signage that will be educational and directional.
PUBLIC DRINKING WATER FOUNTAIN AND BOTTLE FILLING STATIONWater Fountain and Bottle Filler
Location: TBD based on public input and availability of water; potential locations include Los Amigos Park (Ash Street) and Park Social (Pine/Ledge Street)
Cost: $10,000 (for two fountains)
Description: Public drinking water fountains are an important resource, especially during the summer when heat and dehydration can be dangerous. They provide a service to those who need a drink of clean water and provide an alternative to sodas and other high-sugar drinks.
NEIGHBORHOOD PLACEMAKING & BEAUTIFICATIONPlanter, Welcome Sign and Mural
Location: Throughout the neighborhood
Cost: $30,000
Description: This beautification project will add brightness and highlight the dynamic and rich cultures and history of the Tree Streets through three efforts. Positive Street Art will renovate murals including the Garden Giant and the murals located in the Ash Street Skate Park and Los Amigos Park ($10,000). All the materials needed to create 250 potted vegetable, flower or herb plants will be available at no cost to residents in the spring to add a pop of color and spruce up a doorway, porch, or balcony ($5,000). Finally, locally designed welcome signs will serve as a visual reminder that you are in a special neighborhood with strong community spirit and a sense of place ($15,000).
WEST HOLLIS STREET BUS SHELTER Bus Shelter for Palm Square
Location: West Hollis Street, in front of Palm Square
Cost: $25,000
Description: City staff will place an ADA accessible shelter on West Hollis Street by Palm Square to provide a safe place to sit, protection from the weather, and a feeling of safety and security for users of Nashua Transit System’s Bus Service.
BIKE REPAIR STATIONDero Fixit Station
Location: Location along bike routes TBD based on public input
Cost: $5,000 (for 2 stations)
Description: There are many bicyclists of all ages in the Tree Streets and public bike repair stands will provide them with the most commonly used tools for simple bike maintenance. Fixit stations are durable, with stainless steel cables, tamper-proof fasteners and a QR code that takes smart phone users to comprehensive bike repair web site.
PEDESTRIAN CROSSING WITH RAPID FLASHING BEACONimgRRFB
Location: Ash Street by Parks and Court
Cost: $20,000
Description: One way streets with parking on the side can be difficult locations for pedestrians to cross the street safely. A pedestrian-activated high visibility rectangular rapid flashing beacon alerts drivers that there is someone using the crosswalk. City Staff will install a crosswalk and solar-powered beacon near PAL and the parks on Ash Street. It should be noted that this will result in a loss of parking spaces by the crosswalk.


There were A LOT of GREAT ideas gathered through this effort, but we just couldn't implement them all. 

  • Some project ideas exceeded the $40,000 budget.
  • Some were already being addressed through other programs.
  • Some just weren't eligible (i.e., were not capital projects). 

Here are the project ideas that were submitted that Your Voice, Your Choice can't fund: Idea Summary (pdf, 280K).

Contact:

Julie Chizmas
Transportation Analyst & Long-Range Planner
Email: chizmasj@nashuanh.gov
Phone: 603-589-3064

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