posted on: 8/22/2018; updated: 8/27/2018

The City of Dover has secured funding from Plan NH and others, and is partnering with Resilience Planning and Design LLC to engage the community and solicit feedback to help develop Architectural and Urban Design Guidelines for the Central Business District.

Both Resilience Planning and the Department of Planning and Community Development have initiated a public engagement process and launched a Visual Preference Survey. A Visual Preference Survey allows citizens to rate visual concepts of building designs, landscape characteristics, architectural styles, streetscape features, and more. The feedback collected helps the city understand what the public envisions for the Central Business District.  

City seeks public input on architectural design guidelines

posted on: 8/22/2018; updated: 8/27/2018

The City of Dover has secured funding from Plan NH and others, and is partnering with Resilience Planning and Design LLC to engage the community and solicit feedback to help develop Architectural and Urban Design Guidelines for the Central Business District.

Both Resilience Planning and the Department of Planning and Community Development have initiated a public engagement process and launched a Visual Preference Survey. A Visual Preference Survey allows citizens to rate visual concepts of building designs, landscape characteristics, architectural styles, streetscape features, and more. The feedback collected helps the city understand what the public envisions for the Central Business District.

Participating in the survey is one way for the public to help shape the future look of Dover, the design of public streets, open spaces, and site development of the Central Business District, and to offer input for future design guidelines. The survey, which should take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete, will be available until Monday, Sept. 17. The survey is available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DoverVPC.

In addition, a convenient mobile office will soon be open downtown at 93 Washington St., in the former Brown and Brown Insurance building, where the public can also take the survey.

The results of the survey will be revealed Saturday, Oct. 6 at Apple Harvest Day, where a booth will be set up.

For more information on the project or the Visual Preference Survey, see the video below, or contact the Assistant City Planner Donna Benton at d.benton@dover.nh.gov or 603-516-6008.