People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News Around NH

October 5, 2022

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A groundbreaking ceremony was held Sept. 19 for Dakota Partners’ Friars Court at 6 Dakota Drive, Hudson, which the developer says is the city’s first and only family-friendly affordable housing community. Present at the ceremony are, left to right: Marc Daigle, Dakota Senior/CEO; Roberto Arista, director/president of Dakota; Nate Bondini, Senior Loan Officer, TD Bank; Hudson city planner Brian Groth; Jeremy Vieira, Director of Dakota Development; Kara Roy, President, Hudson Selectboard; Robert Dapice, CEO, NH Housing; Robert Charest of Boston Financial; Stacey Fuller, senior property manager of Maloney Properties; and Sean Donnelly, project manager for Dakota.

Providence, RI-based grocery distributor United Natural Foods Inc. opened a 125,000 square foot refrigerated distribution center in Londonderry. The company, the largest publicly traded wholesale distributor of natural and specialty foods in North America, now operates 57 distribution centers and warehouses nationwide. Londonderry’s location gives it three in New England, joining one in Chesterfield, NH, and another in Dayville, Conn. commercial retailers and food service providers. It is the main supplier of Whole Foods Market, with this channel’s traffic accounting for more than a third of UNFI’s revenue in 2018.

Construction of the northern branch, Concord, recently completed the Dartmouth Graduate Student Housing Project at 401 Mt. Support Rd. in Lebanon. The project comprises four four-storey apartment buildings with a total of 309 one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom and four-bedroom apartments. The project, built on 53 acres of pristine land owned by Dartmouth, was developed by Michaels Student Living LLC of Camden, NJ, which owns and manages the community with a long-term ground lease from Dartmouth. JSA inc. of Portsmouth was the architectural design firm and Vanasse Hangen Brustlin of Bedford provided civil and landscape engineering services.

North Branch also recently completed construction of the SIG Sauer Experience Center in Epping, a two-story, 40,500 square foot facility that includes a 6,000 square foot retail showroom, indoor shooting ranges and a high-tech interactive museum-like educational experience. Design-build services were provided by North Branch and Cowan Goudreau Architectsalso from Concorde.

Metro Keller-Williams, Manchester, will hold their 16th annual KW Charity Auction from 5-9pm on Tuesday October 25 at the Derryfield Country Club in Manchester. The event will include live and silent auctions, raffles and door prizes, refreshments and music. Money raised will support several local charities including Big Brothers-Big Sisters of New Hampshire; Boys and Girls Club of Manchester; girls at work; Granite United Way; ROCA Kidz Club; SEE Science Center; and Waypoint New Hampshire. The 2022 KW Charity Auction is sponsored by KW Metro, Guild Mortgage, Blue Water Mortgage Corp., Monarch Title Services, Cohen Closing & Title, Kent Clean Septic, Radius Financial Group and Boufford Insurance Agency.

The Bedford Department of Public Works has received full accreditation from the American Public Works Association. Accreditation formally verifies and acknowledges that the agency is in full compliance with the recommended management practices set out in the APWA Public Works Management Practices Handbook.

Richard Palermo joined Bar Harbor Bank and Trust as Vice President and Mortgage Originator. He has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, 12 of which focused on residential lending. Most recently, he worked for Wells Fargo as a senior credit manager before moving into the role of residential mortgage consultant.

Ellen Grohgeneral manager of the Concord Coalition to End Homelessnesswas named the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce 2022 Citizen of the Year. She will be recognized at the chamber’s 103rd annual meeting and Citizen of the Year award event on Wednesday, November 2 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. As leader, Ellen Groh significantly expanded the ability of the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness to provide essential, sometimes life-saving services to homeless people, officials said. It now serves between 250 and 300 people each month, providing everything from coffee to showers, housing, medical supplies, case management and other items and services.

U-Haul Moving and Storage completed the expansion of one of its Nashua locations, adding 600 self-service storage rooms, the company said. The self-storage rooms at 476 Amherst Street are equipped with individual alarms and air conditioning options. The 7.2-acre property now includes a two-story, 76,000-square-foot building with a retail showroom, a warehouse for U-Box portable storage containers and an access bay for the professional hitch installation, according to the company.