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LIVE-WORK-PLAY, BE HAPPY

Three huge developments combine retail and office space with thousands of residential units

LIVE-WORK-PLAY, BE HAPPY

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What's Working

What’s Working

With mail tucked into his waistband and a container of tomato vegetable soup in his hand, Dave Carstairs maneuvered along the sidewalks and crosswalks on a weekday of light traffic and low humidity.

Three years earlier, he and his wife sold their home in town and moved into a condo in Salem’s Tuscan Village based on faith — before a Market Basket, L.L. Bean and dozens of other stores and restaurants rose from the ground.

Tuscan Village

Bill Brikiatis of Salem rides his bike through the residential section of Tuscan Village in Salem on Aug. 31.

Tuscan Village

Visitors stroll along the manmade Tuscan Lake on Aug. 31 as hotel construction continues in the background at Tuscan Village in Salem.

Tuscan Village

Several women take pictures along the manmade lake at Tuscan Village in Salem on Aug. 31.

Tuscan Village

Dave Carstairs takes his daily walk through Tuscan Village in Salem on Aug. 31.

Tuscan Village

Ted and Pat Anderson of Newbury along with Lucy walk by a kayak display at LL Bean at Tuscan Village in Salem on Aug. 31.

Concord Monitor land

A huge mixed-use development is proposed on land near the Concord Monitor along the Merrimack River in Concord.

Concord Monitor

A huge mixed-use development is proposed on land near Monitor Drive off Sewalls Falls Road in Concord.

Concord Monitor land

A huge mixed-use development is proposed on land near the Concord Monitor along the Merrimack River in Concord.

Woodmont

Apple trees remain within sight of apartments built as part of the Woodmont Commons mix-use project under development in Londonderry.

Woodmont

Material for the next phase of the Woodmont Commons development awaits installation.

Woodmont

Construction is proceeding on The Baldwin, an independent senior living community, on land that used to be apple orchards as part of the Woodmont Commons development in Londonderry.

Woodmont

New housing is going up next to the Woodmont Commons Development in Londonderry.

What’s Working, a series exploring solutions for New Hampshire’s workforce needs, is sponsored by the New Hampshire Solutions Journalism Lab at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications and is funded by Eversource, Fidelity Investments, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the New Hampshire College & University Council, Northeast Delta Dental and the New Hampshire Coalition for Business and Education.

Contact reporter Michael Cousineau at mcousineau@unionleader.com. To read stories in the series, visit unionleader.com/whatsworking.