Nashua Public Library plaza to undergo makeover
Currently, there are three levels of deteriorating stairs between the theater building at 14 Court St. and the library’s front doors. “The steps themselves are heaved up in places and eroding. They have been there for over 40 years,” said Jennifer Hinderer, director of the library. “It doesn’t look that great.”
The project is estimated to cost about $19,750, and will include significant landscaping work, according to the proposal.
According to Hinderer, skateboarders utilize the three levels of steps on a daily basis. “They are good kids, and they are having fun. But, I fear someone will get hurt,” she said. The Finance Committee was originally expected to vote on the funding this week, but the issue was delayed as officials consider whether to add Court Street sidewalk improvements to the overall library plaza project.
The renovation project was first floated about two years ago, and Hinderer said she is pleased it will finally come to fruition. The proposed contract with Saint’s Landscaping of Nashua requires the work to be completed by September, but Hinderer said she is hopeful construction will take place in July.
Hinderer stressed that no trees will be removed, but plantings will be added around existing trees, and the new planters will enhance the greenery even further.