On Tuesday evening, Ironwood principal landscape architect Jeff Hyland was joined by Design Team members; Eric Palson and Anthony Mento from SMP Architecture and Kevin Dandrade from TEC Engineering in a presentation to the Laconia Planning Board.

The Team has been working since September 2010 on laying the groundwork for sound new smart growth planning regulations for Downtown, Lakeport, and Weirs Beach as well as the commercial corridor that connects these villages, The new regulations will reinvigorate the community, balance economic vitality, environmental sustainability, historic preservation, and enhance place-making objectives.