The schedule of four upcoming community meetings on the North End student housing project has been revised following feedback from Hanover residents who took part in the first community session, on July 11.
“We were pleased with the turnout and input at our first meeting and heard suggestions that we change the order of topics at upcoming sessions,” says Josh Keniston, vice president of campus services and institutional projects. “In response, our team has reordered the remaining meetings to reflect the participants’ priorities. We look forward to the continued engagement.”
Dartmouth plans to build, own, and operate three apartment-style buildings on Lyme Road at the North End of campus. The residences will initially house about 400 undergraduates before transitioning to graduate housing after approximately a dozen years. The project will include common areas indoors and out, a fitness facility, and a design that enhances access to the nearby 90-acre Pine Park forest. The location, 1.4 miles from the Green, would be a five-minute shuttle ride to the center of campus.
The July 11 meeting included a comprehensive overview of the plan and considerable time for community feedback on all aspects of the project. Future sessions will be a hybrid model again, providing the option to attend remotely on Zoom or in person. The meetings will focus on the following topics:
- Green and public spaces: July 25
- Sustainability and transportation: Aug. 1
- Programming, activation, and student experience: Aug. 8
- Residential building design and materials: Aug. 15
Information about the project and registration for the sessions, which will begin at 6 p.m., can be found on the project website.
The order of the topics was shifted to move up discussion of green spaces and transportation and to ensure that Dartmouth consultants are able to participate and facilitate the sessions. Each meeting will include breakout sessions to give attendees an opportunity to talk about project specifics in small groups.
“We hope that there will be robust participation in these sessions, creating the best possible opportunity to ensure that this is the very best project it can be,” says Keniston.