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Community Technical Assistance Program

The I-93 Community Technical Assistance Program (CTAP) is a New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) 5 year initiative to assist 26 communities that will be affected by the rebuilding and expansion of Interstate 93. These 26 communities include: Allenstown, Atkinson, Auburn, Salem, Bow, Candia, Chester, Concord, Danville, Deerfield, Derry, Dunbarton, Fremont, Goffstown, Hampstead, Hooksett, Hudson, Litchfield, Londonderry, Manchester, Pelham, Pembroke, Raymond, Salem, Sandown, and Windham.

The purpose of CTAP is to promote beneficial patterns of growth among all 26 communities to minimize the negative effects of growth on community services, open space, school systems, traffic, environmental quality, and existing residential and commercial development.

More information about the CTAP program is available at the NH DOT web site.

CTAP is coordinated by NH DOT, four of the state’s regional planning commissions (Central, Nashua, Rockingham and Southern New Hampshire), as well as a number of non-governmental organizations such as the Society for Protection of New Hampshire Forests as directed by a CTAP Steering Committee made up of representatives from each of these groups.  Windham is part of the Southern NH Planning Commission and more information is available on their web site.

CTAP consists of three main planning stages:

1. Community Planning Assessment

A questionnaire designed to help communities determine where they are on the planning curve and where their current planning and zoning will take them in the future. View the Community Assessment Report which resulted from this process.

2. Visioning and Planning

The process in which a community pictures the future it wants and plans how to achieve it. View the Town's  Community Planning Roadmap.

3. Implementation

Utilizing the community assessment and existing community plans actions are developed and implemented that move the community forward to its ultimate vision. The Projects done under Year 1 and Year 2 highlight how the Community Assessment and the Visioning and Planning are being Implemented.

The Projects Done Under Year 1 of the CTAP Program:

The Projects Done Under Year 2 of the CTAP Program:

  • Open Space Task Force Report: Maps 1A, 1B, 2, 3 and 4 
  • Final Buildout Analysis
  • Salem-Windham Sewer Extension & Upgrading Feasibility Study (Phase II)
  • View the  Phase II Scope of Work, the proposed sewer line layouts in  Windham and Salem, the detailed sewer layouts for  Windham, and the final copy of the  Memorandum of Understanding.
  • A Community Economic Development web site was created to help promote community development activities and opportunities, as well as to raise the awareness of Windham to the business community. Visit the site at windham- nh.com.
  • As part of the CTAP project, marketing material was developed (Marketing Brochure and a Non-Profit Directory) to highlight the community development opportunities in Windham. In addition, pens and magnets were purchased to give away promoting the Town.
  • Windham Economic Development Committee (WEDC)  Community Survey Report and  Executive Summary. View a  Press Release from EDC Chairman, Bob Young.
  • Agricultural Assistance: Review Town Zoning Ordinances and Site Plan Regulations and provide suggested amendments to Community Development Department staff and Planning Board that will provide a "farm- friendly" community while still allowing new development to take place. The Planning Board took these recommendations and revised the Sign Ordinance as well as other  Zoning Amendments for voter consideration at the 2011 Town Meeting.