Expansion plan would bring Meadowbrook seating to 10,000
The owners of the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook are proposing a $5 million expansion. (UNION LEADER FILE)
The expansion would include more seating, more parking and more room for concessions. It would also substantially improve the viewing experience for people who favor the lawn seating behind the main pavilion, said Steven J. Smith of Steven J. Smith and Associates, a local engineering firm.
No dates were set for further consideration by town officials, said town Planning and Land Use Director John Ayer.“I think they were just bouncing some thoughts off of us to see if we had any concerns about any of it,” Ayer said.
The plan would add seating to the pavilion, which currently has 8,300 seats but is being enlarged to seat between 9,500 and 10,000, Smith said.
Also included is an increase of about 440 parking spaces, Smith said.
Ayer said the board did express some issues to Harding and Smith. There has been concern around town about the lack of a “drop-off” point near the stage for handicapped people, he said. There were also some traffic concerns expressed, he said.
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