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TFMoran Sponsors Friends of Aine Kids Try-Athlon

TFMoran is a sponsor for the 7th Annual Friends of Aine Kids Try-Athlon, to be held Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Bedford High School.

The Friends of Aine Kids Try-Athlon is a three sport event which includes running, swimming and biking, designed for kids of all ages to participate regardless of athletic ability. All proceeds support bereavement services offered at the Friends of Aine Center for Grieving Children & Families. The event is held in Aine’s memory, while also raising funds to help grieving families and an opportunity to get kids moving.

Click here for more information about this event.

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TFM Sponsors Golf Hole at 38th Annual Prouty

TFMoran is proud to sponsor a golf hole for the 2019 Prouty, which took place on July 12 & 13 in Hanover, New Hampshire. The Prouty is a two-day athletic event that raises funds to benefit the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC). This year marks the 38th annual Prouty event. Participants cycle, walk, row, and golf to raise money and awareness for the NCCC, a nationally recognized cancer facility.

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Happy Fourth of July from TFMoran!

TFMoran Structural Engineers are all red, white and blue to celebrate July 4th! We wish you a happy and safe holiday with your friends and family!

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Planetarium Show at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Sponsored by TFMoran

TFMoran is proud to be an annual sponsor of Tonight’s Sky planetarium shows at the McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center. The show immerses its viewers into what will be visible in the night sky the night of their visit. Led live by an educator of the Discovery Center’s Education Team, Tonight’s Sky is a tour of the night sky and all its wonders. Last summer, TFMoran COO and Principal Dylan Cruess and his daughter, Cate went to check out the planetarium and to see Tonight’s Sky. Check out some photos here!

Photo courtesy of McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center.

 

 

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Market and Main Highlighted as Project of the Month in NEREJ

The New England Real Estate Journal has chosen the Project at Market and Main as the Project of the Month for July, just in time for the completion of phase one. Phase one of the reconstruction included the opening of the first two retailers to the new high-end lifestyle center, which includes Trader Joe’s and The Friendly Toast.

The mixed-use complex is set to include a movie theater, office building, hotel, retail shops and a variety of restaurants. In the article, TFMoran President Robert Duval states “Placing this variety of uses within walking distance reduces vehicle traffic, parking lots, stormwater runoff, improves air quality and permits denser development of the existing core areas of our communities”. The development highlights the importance of a pedestrian-friendly, lively atmosphere for all to enjoy.

TFMoran provided Civil, Structural and Traffic Engineering, Permitting, Landscape Architecture and Land Surveying Services for this project.

One of TFMoran’s Senior Landscape Architects Mike Krzeminski stated “We designed the landscape to include streetscapes with pavers, street trees, ample seating and bike racks. The pedestrian environment is further enhanced by a central green, with pergolas and seating walls to create an outdoor gathering place for all to enjoy”.

TFMoran’s project manager Chris Rice also said “Bedford has grown rapidly over the last number of decades, creating a demand for more shops, entertainment, restaurants, and commercial space. We believe this high-profile lifestyle center will draw in people from surrounding towns as well. The Town of Bedford is pleased to see Market and Main take shape”.

TFMoran has worked closely with the Market and Main Project Team including Prellwitz Chilinski Associates– Architects, Hutter Construction– General and Site Contractor, Sullivan Construction– Construction Manager, and Newmark Knight Frank– Retail Leasing Agent.

To read the full article, open the attached PDF. NEREJ Project of the Month July 2019 or view it below:

TFMoran and Encore Enterprises complete phase one of Market and Main – 350,000 s/f lifestyle center

BEDFORD, NH Phase One of the reconstruction of the former Macy’s site on South River Rd. is now complete. The first two retailers opened their doors in early spring at “Market and Main,” a new high-end lifestyle center. First to open was Trader Joe’s, a national food chain store, the third to open in New Hampshire. This one-story, 13,000 s/f store is at the main entrance of the development on the corner of South River Rd. and Main St., and includes an attached 2-story, 136-space parking deck. Second to open was The Friendly Toast, a one story, 3,500 s/f restaurant with 132 seats. Known for their homemade food and eclectic decor, the restaurant serves all day breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is the second New Hampshire location, the original is in Portsmouth, with three others in Mass.

Looking through the pergolas, seating walls and central green at The Friendly Toast restaurant

TFMoran began working with developer, Dallas-based Encore Enterprises, for permitting and plan approval of this new lifestyle center on the 16acre site, soon after Macy’s closed in 2015. In late 2016, the Town of Bedford approved plans for a 350,000 s/f mixed-use complex to include a 1,200-seat movie theater, an office building, a hotel, retail shops, and a variety of restaurants. “We appreciate the Town of Bedford and all they’ve done to make this happen here,” said Terry Robinson, vice president-project development for Encore Enterprises.

The benefits of mixed-use developments are being recognized by many community planners. According to TFMoran president Robert Duval, “Placing this variety of uses within walking distance reduces vehicle traffic, parking lots, stormwater runoff, improves air quality, and permits denser development of the existing core areas of our communities.”

Construction at the site began in March, 2017. Southern NH-based construction companies, Hutter Construction and Sullivan Construction are partnering to construct this $50 million project. Market and Main is attracting attention from national, regional, and local retailers and corporations.

“The property is strategically positioned along South River Rd. at the high-traffic intersection of N.H. Route 101, I-293, and the Everett Turnpike,” said Nicholas Barber, president of Encore Retail. “And its proximity and direct access to the Whole Foods plaza will make it a regional destination.”

The development created a new “Main Street,” which Bedford did not already have, and also a “Market Street” heading towards the Whole Foods plaza. Market and Main will represent a pedestrian-friendly place in town where everyone wants to go for a lively, upscale atmosphere including fresh, unique brands mixed with local favorites.

“We designed the landscape to include streetscapes with pavers, street trees, ample seating and bike racks,” said Mike Krzeminski, one of TFMoran’s senior landscape architects. “The pedestrian environment is further enhanced by a central green, with pergolas and seating walls to create an outdoor gathering place for all to enjoy.”

TFMoran is responsible for the structural engineering of the garages, as well as civil/site and traffic engineering, permitting, land surveying and landscape architectural services for the whole development. The complex will include seven new buildings, the existing Carrabba’s building and two new parking garages.

The architecture was designed by Prellwitz Chilinski Associates (PCA) of Cambridge, Mass. Their approach reflects both past and present; incorporating brick, granite, cast stone masonry, painted wood, and metal in a palette of modern materials and historical colors throughout the complex.

Trader Joe’s located on market St. at the Market and Main entrance- Bedford, NH

“Colorful awnings and canopies extend beyond the entrance, sheltering the shopper while on the sidewalk and inviting customers in,” said Laura Homich, senior associate of PCA.

“Seated outdoor patios nicely blend the interiors and exteriors of the entire property, and architectural details reoccur throughout the site, visibly connecting the complex as a whole.”

The new development is expected to generate approximately $1 million in new property tax revenue. “Bedford has grown rapidly over the last number of decades, creating a demand for more shops, entertainment, restaurants, and commercial space,” said TFMoran’s project manager, Chris Rice. “We believe this high-profile lifestyle center will draw in people from surrounding towns, as well. The Town of Bedford is pleased to see Market and Main take shape.”

 

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Breaking Ground at Uni-Cast

TFMoran recently attended the groundbreaking ceremony at Uni-Cast held on Monday June 24th.

In attendance (left to right) were Dan Boisvert- Boisvert Electric President, Paul Berube- Uni-Cast, Andrew Murray- SADCO, Dave Fuller- SADCO, Nick Golon- TFMoran Sr. Project Manager, Henri Fine- President of Uni-Cast, Jeremy Belanger- TFMoran Sr. Project Engineer, Peter Flynn- Flynn Construction Corp., and John Turner- Team Engineering President.

The project is set to involve an expansion of the existing facility located on Industrial Drive in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Uni-Cast is a manufacturer of sophisticated aluminum castings known for their strict quality control and capability to produce some of the industry’s more challenging applications.

Henri Fine, President of Uni-Cast

The proposed expansion includes an over 9,600 sf manufacturing, and 900 sf office addition to the north side of the building, as well as another 2,700+ sf manufacturing addition on the south side of the building. Additional improvements include parking lot expansion and the rebuilding of their stormwater detention basin to current Town and State standards.

TFMoran provided Site Design, Civil Engineering, Permitting, Survey, and Landscape Architecture services.

Architectural elevation plans courtesy of Team Engineering.

Congratulations to Uni-Cast!

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New Hampshire March of Dimes Names Dylan Cruess to Board of Directors

The Boston-Manchester Market of the March of Dimes recently announced that Dylan Cruess has been elected to the organization’s Board of Directors. Dylan is the Chief Operating Officer and a Principal at TFMoran, a regionally recognized land planning firm specializing in engineering and surveying services. “Being involved with the March for Babies 3-mile walk event held in May at the SNHU campus was very inspiring”, said Dylan. “An amazing $104,000 was raised through this event alone to support research, advocacy and programs for the health of moms and babies.

Dylan also serves on the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (GMC), the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts Board of Directors (NHBCA) and is a member of the 40 Under Forty Class of 2018.

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TFMoran Welcomes Nolan Filteau to the Surveying Department

Nolan Filteau has joined the Surveying Department as a Summer Intern. Nolan attends Norwich University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He also has an interest in learning more about land surveying.

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TFMoran Contributes to the NH Children’s Scholarship Fund

In TFMoran’s support for New Hampshire schools, we recently contributed $5,000 to the New Hampshire Children’s Scholarship Fund, an Education Tax Credit Scholarship. This financial assistance is available to New Hampshire children of low- and moderate- income families to attend K-12 schools that best fit their needs. These scholarships can apply to private schools, out-of-district schools, and homeschooling, which make these options more financially available.

According to their website, since 1998 the nonprofit national charity organization Children’s Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $789 million in scholarships to the families of over 174,000 low-income children. Education Tax Credit scholarships have been available to New Hampshire children since 2013, after the New Hampshire legislature passed the Opportunity Scholarship Act in 2012.

Thanks to Kate Baker, Executive Director of Children’s Scholarship Fund New Hampshire who visited our office for a fun photo op!

TFMoran contributes to Children's Scholarship Fund

L to R: Paul Sbacchi – TFM Chief Structural Engineer; Kate Baker – CSFNH Executive Director; Dylan Cruess – TFM COO; Jim O’Neil – TFM Chief of Survey

 

 

 

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Phillip Houston joins TFMoran’s Civil Engineering Department

Phillip Houston has joined TFMoran as a Civil Project Engineer in the Bedford office. Phil has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a minor in Architecture from Syracuse University. He has six years of work experience which includes design of residential and commercial subdivisions, utility and drainage plans, permitting, septic design, and stormwater management. Phil is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.