Pelham is delighted with the new Enterprise Bank that opened its doors in the Spring of 2012. The project is more than just a new bank; it's an engineering marvel with underground flood storage tanks and other subterranean features unseen in other structures along Pelham's Beaver Brook. This project was another instance of the land use boards working hand-in-hand with the development team to streamline the permitting process while making the small site work. Jeff Gowan, Pelham Planning Director, was so pleased with the new bank building and the process that helped make it a reality, that he entered the project in the 2012 New Hampshire Planner's Association awards competition for Project of the Year and it was selected as the winning entry. Mr. Gowan said of the project,"this success story goes far deeper than the addition of a beautiful new bank along our main roadway. This project set a new bar for visual quality and creative engineering. It also brought us a new bank specializing in business lending which meets a key Economic Development Committee objective."
New Zoning District 5
In 2008 the voters of Pelham strongly supported the establishment of the new business district #5. This northward expansion of the business district along Route 38 is comprised of numerous properties totaling approximately 100 acres. The new zone is deep enough and has enough frontage to accommodate several business development projects or for a large mixed-use project if two or more of the lager parcels are combined. The uses contemplated for the zone include professional office space, banks, medical services, educational facilities, health clubs, recreation facilities, family entertainment, retail shopping, grocery stores and restaurants.
Planning Director Jeff Gowan has stated “this new zone holds tremendous promise for Pelham and for new businesses who want to relocate to New Hampshire. It is my hope that one or more real estate developers will recognize the opportunity this new zone represents and contact me so I can connect them to the key property owners who are very interested in selling the land or finding the right partner to develop the opportunity.”
A new Walgreens has come to Pelham at the corner of Old Bridge Street and Route 38. The new facility is a welcome addition to Pelham’s streetscape along Route 38. According to Planning Director Jeff Gowan “the Walgreens application was heard concurrently by the Planning and Zoning Boards to help streamline the land use board process. The boards have indicated a real willingness to work constructively with business development applicants and I expect that approach to continue as Pelham continues to be discovered as a great place to establish a business.”
The Planning board is currently reviewing development plans for several new business projects in Pelham including R&B Superette, a long-time Pelham business that recently sold to new owners who seek to build a new convenience store/gas station that would replace two aging structures along route 38.
Mammoth Road Convenience
This new building located just north of 111A at the intersection of Mammoth Road and Bowley is finished and open for business. Stop in for that gallon of milk, bottle of wine or lottery ticket!