You read that right folks, it’s looking like the Greater Manchester Area will be getting a “Great Woods” style venue. This project has been in the pipeline for awhile, with its fair share of ups and downs. Have you been traveling up I-93 North and passed the billboard saying “Granite Woods coming 2018”? Well this is what that means. You may not even know it but if you look at the map below one part of the project is completed. The Family Fun Park was opened when Chuckster’s came to 53 Hackett Hill Rd in Hooksett this August.
Apparently Live Nation (by far the largest concert promotor) and land owner Jeff Larabee partnered some years ago to try and make all this happen in the location off I-93 in the Hackett Hill Rd area. There are 9 total phases involved in this project and at this point are on phase 2. Check out the lay out of the property and tell me this won’t be a money maker and tourist attraction.
The map includes 270 acres needed to accommodate the ambitious proposal, which includes a 110-room hotel, a 300-seat main restaurant and conference center, a 200-seat winery and tapas bar, a brew-pub, destination retailer and a family entertainment area, all surrounded by a world-class lilac and botanical garden. The centerpiece would be Granite Woods, an outdoor concert and festival venue surrounded by campgrounds that would host two, week-long events per year, along the lines of Lollapalooza in Chicago or the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Colorado.
Real estate in Hooksett, NH, not unlike the rest of the country, has seen a rise in home value. The 12 month change in estimated home value for Hooksett, NH is 5.4%. This is right in line with the entire state which has seen a 6.1% change in median home value. The median sales price of Hooksett has seen a nice rise as well. The entire state of NH has a reasonable median sales price of $240k, and Hooksett boasts a median price of $246k. The town has seen moderate population growth between 2000 and 2015. Along with that growth has been some new home construction. The newest real estate in the town is being built in the neighborhoods up behind the former Mount St Mary College (now Mount St Mary Apartments). These are all single family homes and there is 550 acres that was once Mount St Marys and you can expect more development in this area.