Sachems Path


Our expert landscape architects, engineers, and wetland scientists worked with many partners to help build a much-needed affordable housing development in a resort area where year round affordable housing is in high demand. The site has been developed with an eye toward balancing shared green space with private space for each homeowner in a well designed neighborhood setting near a main road and a multi modal bike path. The site design also emphasizes compacted development, a reduction in paved surfaces, the use of low maintenance, native plantings and integrates the proposed development’s needs into the site’s delicate surrounding environment.

 

 

CLIENT: The Housing Assistance Corporation & Oxbow Partners, LLC
Surfside Road and South Shore Drive, Nantucket, MA

PROBLEM: 9.12 undeveloped parcel near existing neighborhoods, mapped as priority habitat for various rare plant and moth species, compacted development

SOLUTION: planning, engineering, permit and construction administration, green infrastructure, stormwater management best practices

BENEFITS: growing the year-round population, reduction in paved surfaces, low maintenance native plantings, protection of the delicate surrounding environment, green infrastructure practices

 

 

 

Brian Kuchar

Principal Landscape Architect

bkuchar@horsleywitten.com


“A great partner on a great project! This project couldn’t have been done without the support of the community and everyone, from the design, construction and engineering team, coming together to put their time, talents and efforts into a project that means so much to the 40 new homeowners.”

Housing Assistance Corporation