Manchester Community College

Manchester Community College Parking Lot E

Manchester, NH

Project Summary

The Manchester Community College (MCC), a part of the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH), is rapidly growing and as such required additional parking to accommodate the commuter vehicle volume on campus. Under our On-Call Services Agreement, Hoyle Tanner was tasked with design, permit application and bid document preparation to propose a new 196-space parking lot to alleviate the parking issues. Lot E design services included pavement layout, site grading, drainage, stormwater pretreatment, and LED lighting with CCTV accommodation. The low-consumption lighting design required collaboration with an electrical designer for the light poles, fixtures and conduit layout, as well as coordination efforts to tie into the source building’s system. 

The additional pavement combined with recent campus development triggered the need for an NHDES Alteration of Terrain Site-Specific Permit. During the preparation of the Stormwater Management Study, Hoyle Tanner recommended a cost-effective solution to meet both the pre- versus post-drainage runoff and pretreatment requirements. By retrofitting an existing inlet pipe to receive pretreated stormwater runoff, the existing basin was then determined to be sized adequately “as-is” to treat the additional pavement area — in full compliance with current regulations. 

Upon completion of the design plan preparations and successfully acquiring the necessary permits for construction, the project was then bid electronically via CCSNH’s website. Hoyle Tanner then assisted CCSNH in receiving construction bids and prepared Request for Information responses as necessary.


  • Study 
  • Planning 
  • Final Design 
  • Permitting 

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