Kuster Tours, Discusses Littleton River District Redevelopment Project
LITTLETON, N.H. – Continuing her efforts to support New Hampshire’s North Country, Congresswoman Annie Kuster last week toured the Littleton River District redevelopment project, and met with local planners and business leaders to discuss how the project will help boost the Littleton economy.
First proposed in 2012, the redevelopment project will focus on strengthening Littleton’s Main Street community by preserving the neighborhood’s historic sites and improving access to the river walk.
“The Littleton River District is an essential part of the city’s character and economy,” Kuster said Friday following the tour. “This redevelopment project will help increase economic activity for Littleton’s Main Street businesses, so they can continue to create jobs for New Hampshire workers. I look forward to working with local and federal planners to help make this project a reality.”
Among other plans, project developers will work to expand parking options, increase visual and physical access to the river and the riverwalk, and develop safer, more walkable routes for pedestrians. The improvements outlined in the plan aim to increase economic activity in the area.
“We were thrilled to show Congresswoman Kuster our plans for the river district,” said John Hennessey, Chairman of the Littleton River District Redevelopment Commission. “We appreciate her interest and support for the project, and we are confident it will have a great impact on the local economy and the Littleton community as a whole.”
A member of the U.S. House Small Business Committee, Congresswoman Kuster has prioritized efforts to support small businesses, foster job creation, and grow the economy. Last month, Kuster released her Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Agenda, a blueprint that outlines common sense, bipartisan steps to help create jobs in New Hampshire. She routinely visits small businesses and economic development projects across the state through her Congress-At-Your-Company series to hear how she can help support their success.