Warm weather heralds construction throughout Lakes Region

Rick Green, The Laconia Daily Sun

LACONIA — With the return of warm weather, construction crews have been busy throughout the Lakes Region, refurbishing historic structures, putting up new homes, demolishing old buildings and repairing roads.

‘I am seeing a strong construction season both new construction and remodeling,” said Lakes Region Chamber President Karmen Gifford. “That industry has worked through the pandemic and hasn’t stopped.

“Subdivisions in Tilton (Highland Ridge), Laconia (Turner Way), and New Hampton (Camelot’s Mansfield Woods) are locations that come to mind that are actively building and growing residential neighborhood homes.”

Small refurbishment projects have been numerous as people spend more time at home during the pandemic and are interested in improving their living space, Gifford said.

Gilford Tractor Supply

In Gilford, the Tractor Supply Company will build one of its stores in the Airport Commons. The town approved site plans in January.

“They are taking the end space and the Gilford House of Pizza is moving over,” said Town Planner John Ayer.

“Coldwell Banker is renting a spot in the building between GHOP and Tractor Supply.”

He said there will be a unit or two still unoccupied between the pizza restaurant and the Gilford Cinemas 8.

Workers will create a new drainage system and outdoor display area for the 21,553-square-foot Tractor Supply store. Ayer said the town welcomes the project.

“This should be a great addition there and we are very happy to see that shopping center fill up with solid businesses once again.”

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