Tree Streets Neighborhood Project

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In 2019, residents chose to build a futsal court on Ash Street. In 2021, the Tree Streets Neighborhood Participatory Budgeting Project is back and you can dream higher! Learn about it below and please share your ideas.

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  2. FAQ
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CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT AN IDEA.

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic initiative that gives Tree Streets community members the power to decide how to spend $40,000 of the City’s Budget.

If you have an idea for a project to improve Tree Streets, please share it on this form! Projects are eligible for funding if they meet the following criteria:

  • Are capital projects, which usually involve infrastructure improvements (as opposed to operating projects, which usually fund salaries and services)
    • Some capital projects have some sort of associated operating cost. Projects that would require the City to hire additional staff are not eligible.
  • Are one-time expenditures that cost $40,000 or less
  • Benefit the public
  • Are implemented by the City of Nashua on City property (streets, sidewalks, parks, libraries, schools, youth centers, senior centers, municipal buildings, etc.)
    • PB funding cannot be used to make a grant to a nonprofit organization

The winning projects from 2019 were:

  • Futsal Court - 1st place
  • Community Gardens - 2nd place

See below how the first Participatory Budget cycle went in 2019.

First Participatory Budget Cycle in 2019

In 2019, we asked those who live, work, attend school, own property or a business, or practice their faith in the Tree Streets Neighborhood to help decide how $25,000 should be invested in their neighborhood. The City collected over 200 project ideas. The most recommended eligible ideas were turned into proposals that were voted on. 

About the Projects

Nine project ideas were developed into project proposals. Check out the Voter Guide (pdf) / Guía del votante (pdf) to learn more about each project that was on the "Your Voice, Your Choice!" ballot.

There were a lot of GREAT ideas gathered through this effort, but we just couldn't implement them all. Some project ideas exceeded the $25,000 budget, some weren't eligible, and some we will try to do through other programs. Here is a summary of the ideas (pdf)/ resumen de ideas (pdf) we received.

Over 300 votes were cast and the winning project was... The Futsal Court!

Proposed Project
Project Cost
# Total Votes
Rank
Futsal Court
$20,0001681
Community Gardens*
$15,0001112
Los Amigos Park Improvements
$25,000
893
Heritage Rail Trail Improvements
$25,000
764
Trash Receptacles & Dog Waste Stations$10,000
625
Portable Gaga Pit
$2,500
446
Transit Shelter by Palm Square
$22,000
427
Street Art
$10,000
378
Portable Speed Feedback Signs
$12,000
229


*Community Gardens had the second-highest number of votes and received the remaining $5,000 to expand their gardens in the Tree Streets Neighborhood. The new "Mother's Garden" has been built and is beautiful! Click here to read about the project (pdf).

The Futsal Court is now Open!

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Contact:

Julie Chizmas
Transportation and
Long-Range Planner
Email:
chizmasj@nashuanh.gov
Phone:
603-589-3064

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