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New Hampshire Housing Summit Garners National Attention
For at least one crisp autumn day, New Hampshire was the epicenter in the fight for moderately priced housing across the country.  Presidential candidates, economists, developers and bankers descended on the campus of Saint Anselm College’s Institute of Politics on October 16th to participate in the New Hampshire Housing Summit in the hope of elevating housing to the national agenda.  The daylong series of candidate conversations and panel discussions were designed to inject housing as a central issue in the upcoming presidential primaries.  New Hampshire was chosen as the location for the summit because of its first-in-the-nation presidential primary, but also because of its housing market, which has priced out many middle-class families.  The summit featured six presidential candidates — Chris Christie, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, Martin O'Malley and George Pataki — along with an all-star roster of state and local officials from New Hampshire and national leaders in housing and finance. The event was presented by the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families.
One successful upcoming project discussed at the Summit was the $1 billion Woodmont Commons development located in Londonderry, New Hampshire.  This project includes a 600-acre, village-style development that would cater to aging baby boomers and young adults, with a variety of housing options, 800,000 square feet of retail space, two hotels and a hospital to be developed over the next 20 years.  As one of the largest developments in the history of the state, project developers have garnered the support of Governor Hassan who has recently pushed to prioritize the construction of a new highway exit off Interstate 93 which would include on and off ramps conveniently located near the project.  This new development in Londonderry is very encouraging given that historically exclusionary zoning has impeded large housing developments in non-urban areas of New Hampshire.


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