A. Housing

A. Housing

Issue A1

Like many communities across the state, housing choices for households with middle and lower income levels has become one of the more pressing concerns facing Conway and the Mount Washington Valley. Creating equitable solutions to housing problems will require a combination of local initiatives, as well as cooperation with the private sector and neighboring communities.
Recommended Actions Time Period (Years)
A. Housing 1-2 3-5 6-10
  1. Amend the town's land use policies to encourage the development of a variety of different residential dwelling types. These could include units above commercial establishments within the village core areas; high-density residential developments adjacent to commercial establishments along Route 16; and, housing for elderly residents.

Policy Goals and Objectives: A2, A3, G9
Implementation Responsibility: Planning Board (PB)
Support Agency: Planning Department

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  1. Support and encourage the development of various types of affordable housing throughout the region.

Policy Goals and Objectives: A1, A3, A4
Implementation Responsibility: Board of Selectmen (BOS)
Support Agencies: PB, Planning Department, Mount Washington Valley Economic Council (MWVEC), North Country Council (NCC)

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  1. Review and revise Conway's development regulations to encourage the development of cluster subdivisions where appropriate.

Policy Goals and Objectives: A1, A2, A3, A4
Implementation Responsibility: Planning Board
Support Agency: Planning Department

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  1. Identify areas that are suitable for manufactured housing and amend the zoning ordinance to expand the provisions for manufactured housing to areas outside the commercial districts. The town should also revise its development standards for manufactured housing developments.

Policy Goals and Objectives: A3, A4
Implementation Responsibility: Planning Board
Support Agency: Planning Department

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