Combining Thoughtful Placemaking With Practical Site Improvements
The Tuscan Village project includes replacing the historic Rockingham Park racetrack with a multi-phase mixed-use development that will include both residential and commercial uses on the 170-acre site. The South and Central Village portions include approximately 800,000 square feet of retail, office and residential uses. The existing culverted stream, Policy Brook, that ran through the project site was daylighted, creating over 3,000 linear feet of natural stream and adjacent floodplain to allow for the development of the project.
In addition to the stream restoration, Tighe & Bond’s site work included wetland enhancement areas, a pond, and design of open and closed bottom culverts. Osprey nests were relocated under the direction of the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department. Tighe & Bond also provided services to reconfigure an existing 2.5 acre irrigation pond into the project’s focal point, Tuscan Lake.
Designed in collaboration with Tuscan Brands and architects Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, this multi-disciplinary approach combines the deep engineering and environmental knowledge of Tighe & Bond with the placemaking expertise of landscape architects of Halvorson | Tighe & Bond Studio to create a series of green open spaces that serve the dual purpose of restoring the ecosystem and elevating the visitor and resident experience.
The Tuscan Village project was awarded the 2023 New England Water Environment Association Green Steps Award for the project’s commitment to sustainable development principles, as well as a 2023 ACEC-New Hampshire Gold Award for the project’s overall benefit to the community.
Tighe & Bond provided civil engineering, stream and floodplain design, landscape architecture, local, state and federal permitting, and construction phase services for the project.