Low-Impact Design for Mixed-Income Development
Brewster Landing is a residential cottage community consisting of 24 single family cottages and 2 multifamily duplexes located less than a mile from the beach. The community is permitted and constructed under the provisions of Massachusetts State Statute Chapter 40B and includes 8 affordable units. This “Nantucket” style home development is sited on 9.4 acres near Route 6a in Brewster. Units are offered in both 2 and 3 bedroom styles.
Prior to development, this was a vacant site located in an environmentally sensitive area. Tighe & Bond (work performed as Coastal Engineering Co. prior to acquisition) helped to fully develop the site, designing within the constraints of the applicable regulations to provide protection of the nearby wetland area. An example of low impact development design used at this site is the installation of 4 rain gardens to naturally filter stormwater runoff through mulch and soil layers while the roots of the bioretention/rain gardens plant’s uptake runoff and utilize pollutants such as nitrogen and phosphorus for plant growth.
With the development complete, the project has been a success, with nearly all condos selling soon after going on the market. This project received the 2018 BRICC award for civil engineering from the Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod. Read a full case study on Coastal Engineering’s Knowledge Base page.
Our engineers provided design and construction phase services in support of this project. Site/civil work included the preparation of a master plan, utilities design, and wastewater treatment system design.