Dover, NH Development thread

SHAZBAT73

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After following Dover, NH development for Emporis over years and reading a post from Cojapo in the Portsmouth thread, I decided it was time for Dover to have it's own development thread. So here we go!

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Want to give my hometown a little love. Some great things have gone on in Dover since the last post in 2017. Lol.

I plan on taking pictures soon showing all the new development that is currently under construction in downtown, with even more planned.


https://www.fosters.com/news/20190313/dover-council-approves-waterfront-agreement
This ^ development has been though the ringer or two, so hopefully this latest proposal sees the light of day!

2. Dover Heights - A 6 story, 71 unit proposal going through the boards right now (elevations pages 41-46):

https://online2.dover.nh.gov/TempFiles/03291715101096_2019.03.07_PlanningTechnicalReviewCommittee.AgendaMaterials.pdf

3. Rivers Mark - 5 stories, 32 units (elevations page 30)

https://online2.dover.nh.gov/TempFiles/03301758433365_2019.02.07_PlanningTechnicalReviewCommittee.AgendaMaterials.Rev.pdf

4. 10 Fourth Street - 5 stories, 20 unit, ground commercial

https://online2.dover.nh.gov/TempFiles/03291848235856_2019.01.31_PlanningTechnicalReviewCommittee.AgendaMaterials.Rev.pdf

5. The"new" Orpheum - Under construction, 5 floors, 130 units

https://www.embarcstudio.com/orpheum

Past recent developments:

100 First Street - 2016, 7 floors (including cupula)
https://www.emporis.com/buildings/1264471/one-hundred-first-street-dover-nh-usa

2 Silver Street - 2014, 5 floors
https://www.emporis.com/buildings/1292822/2-silver-street-dover-nh-usa

Complete Dover run down on Emporis (Dover Heights and 10 Fourth Street submissions are pending approval):
https://www.emporis.com/city/109515/dover-nh-usa/status/all-buildings
 
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Thanks for starting this thread Shazbat73. I need to bring my camera with me to get some shots. Dover, for its size, has a lot going on right now.
 

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Nice photos Martin, looks like downtown Dover is in the middle of a mini building boom. Never realized how similar in size Dover (31,800) and Rochester (31,500) are based on the 2018 estimates. In fairness, Rochester is 16 square miles larger in land area which makes Dover the more dense of the two. Portsmouth (21,900) is smaller than both of them but gets all of the regional attention and they also have a similar population to Bangor (32,000) which I find interesting.
 
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Nice photos Martin, looks like downtown Dover is in the middle of a mini building boom. Never realized how similar in size Dover (31,800) and Rochester (31,500) are based on the 2018 estimates. In fairness, Rochester is 16 square miles larger in land area which makes Dover the more dense of the two. Portsmouth (21,900) is smaller than both of them but gets all of the regional attention and they also have a similar population to Bangor (32,000) which I find interesting.
Those numbers are backed by recent Downeaster ridership trends. Durham's now the fourth-busiest (59K annual) stop behind Portland (172K), Exeter (84K), and Wells (62K)...and recently surpassing Durham in ridership during Amtrak's most recent complete fiscal year accounting. Given that State of NH contributes $0 in subsidy or promo to that train, seeing strong uplift in the ridership numbers says a lot about the independent momentum the city's got going for it.
 

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Great pics MartinS.

Dover is going through a boom for a city of its size. The new Orpheum building looks great and has a huge impact on that part of Dover.

On top of those sites in the pics, there is Third St, which is nearly done and completely changes that street, filling it in beautifully. The development behind Janetos on Mechanic street and the recently started Fourth Street building will add some nice density. If the Dollar Store lot on Chestnut and the old court house on Second get approved and developed, it will really add to the city. The Second Street development will be 6 stories, which will larger than anything now. Once the riverfront development gets off the ground, Dover has a chance to really establish itself as a dense, vibrant urban core with some beautiful architecture.
 

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Dover is on fire! I had no idea about the Preble St development. Love seeing open lots developed.
 

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