Message from the Chair of the Waterfront Committee

Message from the Chair of the Waterfront Committee


Below is a message from the city of Dover
“Dear Friends of the Waterfront,
It’s been several months since our last newsletter, but during that time the waterfront committee (CWDAC), city staff and our consultants have been very busy. We have accomplished a number of key items in our effort to redevelop the waterfront.

  • First and foremost the committee has agreed on an overall conceptual plan for the waterfront. A bird’s-eye rendering of this plan can be seen in the next section.
  • Second, we have selected a contractor to excavate the bluff on the south side of the development parcel along River Street. At its meeting on June 27, the Planning Board approved the plans for this project.
  • Third, we have approved the final design of the paddle sports dock and gone out to bid for the construction that could begin this summer.
  • Fourth, we have obtained the necessary wetland permits from New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services to allow the city to excavate the bluff and construct the dock.

We have also established a subcommittee to update and revise the Waterfront Design Guidelines. With the changes to the concept plan since our original design, we felt it would be important to have design guidelines that better reflect the new concept plan. Once established these guidelines will help the committee to evaluate developer proposals to ensure a consistent quality of professional design and construction.

Finally, the Committee has been preparing a Request for Qualifications for developers that we hope to finalize and release this summer. These will be finalized at our July meeting.

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on July 19 when we will have a discussion for both the developer Request for Qualifications and the draft Design Guidelines.

Your Chairman,

Jack Mettee”