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Community Technical Assistance Program
The I-93 Community Technical Assistance Program (CTAP) is a New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) 5 year initiative to assist 26 communities that will be affected by the rebuilding and expansion of Interstate 93. These 26 communities include:
The purpose of CTAP is to promote beneficial patterns of growth among all 26 communities to minimize the negative effects of growth on community services, open space, school systems, traffic, environmental quality, and existing residential and commercial development.
More information about the CTAP program is available at the New Hampshire (NH) Department of Transportation (DOT) website.
CTAP is coordinated by NH DOT, four of the state’s regional planning commissions (Central, Nashua, Rockingham and Southern New Hampshire), as well as a number of non-governmental organizations such as the Society for Protection of New Hampshire Forests as directed by a CTAP Steering Committee made up of representatives from each of these groups. Windham is part of the Southern NH Planning Commission and more information is available on the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (SNHPC) website.
CTAP consists of three main planning stages:
Community Planning Assessment
A questionnaire designed to help communities determine where they are on the planning curve and where their current planning and zoning will take them in the future. View the Community Assessment Report (PDF) which resulted from this process.
Visioning & Planning
The process in which a community pictures the future it wants and plans how to achieve it. View the Town's Community Planning Roadmap (PDF).
Utilizing the community assessment and existing community plans actions are developed and implemented that move the community forward to its ultimate vision. The Projects done under Year 1 and Year 2 highlight how the Community Assessment and the Visioning and Planning are being Implemented.
Year 1 of the Program
The Projects Done Under Year 1 of the CTAP Program:
- CURP Self-Assessment Tool (PDF)
- Public Safety Impact Fee Methodology (PDF)
- Windham Salem Sewer Line Interconnection Feasibility Study (PDF)
- Recreation Impact Fee Methodology: These fees were not adopted by the Planning Board.
Year 2 of the Program
The Projects Done Under Year 2 of the CTAP Program:
- Open Space Task Force Report (PDF)
- Final Buildout Analysis (PDF)
- Salem-Windham Sewer Extension and Upgrading Feasibility Study (Phase II)
- Phase II Scope of Work (PDF)
- Proposed Sewer Line Layouts in Windham and Salem (PDF)
- Detailed Sewer Layouts for Windham (PDF)
- Final Copy of the Memorandum of Understanding (PDF)
- A Community Economic Development website was created to help promote community development activities and opportunities, as well as to raise the awareness of Windham to the business community. Visit the Windham Community Development website.
- As part of the CTAP project, marketing material was developed (Marketing Brochure (PDF) and a Non-Profit Directory (PDF)) to highlight the community development opportunities in Windham. In addition, pens and magnets were purchased to give away promoting the Town.
- Windham Economic Development Committee (WEDC) Community Survey Report (PDF) and Executive Summary (PDF). View the Press Release - WEDC Announces Results of In-Depth 2010 Survey (PDF) from EDC Chairman, Bob Young.
- Agricultural Assistance: Review Town Zoning Ordinances and Site Plan Regulations and provide suggested amendments to Community Development Department staff and Planning Board that will provide a "farm- friendly" community while still allowing new development to take place. The Planning Board took these recommendations and revised the Sign Ordinance as well as other Zoning Amendments (PDF) for voter consideration at the 2011 Town Meeting.