State Sets Public Hearing On Laconia State School Redevelopment Plans

Jun 21, 2019

Credit Alan Mountjoy

The state will soon present its final redevelopment options for the former Laconia State School property. Officials agreed Thursday to hold a public hearing in July on the future of the site.

The land covers 200 acres with scenic views in the Lakes Region. It formally housed a state prison, and a home for people with development disabilities.

George Bald is commissioner of the state panel that's overseeing the project. He says the upcoming hearing will cover infrastructure needs, and building options.

“It will be a master plan, but it will also have four different components that we can mix and match on projects that we want to go doing forward,” Bald says.

Those components will likely include a mix of housing types, office space for health care and other businesses, and potentially a sports complex.