Tiverton is a coastal community with a rural New England heritage and character. Its General Commercial (GC) zoning encompasses miles of local roads, but does not reinforce local values. To rectify this, the Town decided to implement a Form-Based Code, and chose The Cecil Group to lead a team to advance the plan and regulations. … Read More
The City of Claremont is an historic New England community composed of a compact center and is surrounded by traditional neighborhoods. Harriman was engaged to draft new zoning to implement the City’s vision to enhance the mixed-use characteristics of the districts, enhance its walkability and livability, and attract new investment. The City has a highly … Read More
The Tewksbury Town Center Master Plan project included careful analysis of current conditions and future opportunities and constraints. A compelling vision was created that organizes the Town Center elements and lead to a coordinated plan for future public and private reinvestment. Public participation played an important role in this project. Individual stakeholder meetings were conducted, … Read More
Harriman helped the Town of Medway prepare illustrated guidelines for design review that reinforce the rural New England Village character of the Town. These guidelines identified appropriate design for both commercial and residential zoning districts and addressed site improvements, architectural design, and signage. The Town has an existing Design Review Committee (DRC) and design review … Read More
Harriman completed an urban design and zoning evaluation for portions of the Route 20 corridor within Sudbury, Massachusetts. The intent of the project was to study the existing zoning regulations, land use, and urban design along the corridor in order to assist the town in determining what planning mechanisms would best help them achieve their … Read More
Located on the Connecticut River, the historic village center of Thompsonville is easily accessible from I-91 in Enfield. Helping to shape Enfield’s future is a proposed New Haven-Hartford- Springfield high speed rail corridor with a proposed transit center on the riverfront. Harriman determined the zoning appropriate for maintaining the historic character of the village while … Read More
Harriman prepared a new form-based zoning code for the Village Centers of North Amherst and Atkins Corner. The new zoning focuses on the context of the village centers and a connected farmhouse vernacular, and it is a continuation of the Amherst Master Plan.
The form-based code provides a framework to create mixed-use village centers that … Read More
The village center of Lebanon is a remarkably intact, historic village center clustered around the only remaining town green in the United States that remains in its original use. Perched on a hill top, the Town’s center includes a number of historic buildings dating back to the colonial era, and an exceptional collection of civic … Read More
Harriman assisted the Stoughton Redevelopment Authority (SRA) with the creation of the Stoughton Downtown Redevelopment Plan. We are working with the SRA to identify specific actions needed to encourage the redevelopment and revitalization of the Downtown area. The project is being guided by previously established goals to be the municipal, social, and cultural heart of … Read More
Located in Glastonbury, a community along the Connecticut River on the outskirts of Hartford in central Connecticut, this Whole Foods Market maintains the vital presence of a market, complementing many other nearby services in the town center.
Whole Foods Market implements many green principles, and is the first nationwide organic grocer. This Glastonbury store incorporates … Read More
Making approvals less time consuming and less expensive was paramount to the creation of the Handbook: Approach to Chapter 40B Design Reviews. This handbook creates a shared language and vision of well-designed housing in order to create models of success for future developments to follow. Affordable housing is an art as well as an industry … Read More
Harriman recently completed conceptual planning for the State of Maine’s primary data processing facility. The data center is programmed to be approximately 43,000 sq. ft. and house 10,200 sq. ft of raised floor to serve both network communications and data processing needs. The facility is being designed to “Tier III” data center standards.
The new … Read More
Building 29 located on the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine currently serves as the base fire station and was originally built in 1865. Multiple additions and renovations throughout the years coupled with the current configuration have resulted in inefficiencies that needed to be resolved.
An addition to the existing footprint of the building will … Read More
Harriman prepared detailed design guidelines for the mixed-use, transit-oriented development at University Station, previously named Westwood Station. The design guidelines included architecture, landscape architecture, signage, and lighting for development that includes over 4 million square feet of uses on 130 acres near the Route 128 commuter rail and intercity rail station. The guidelines established key … Read More
Harriman prepared a Master Plan to advance an appropriate land use program and zoning initiatives for the community within a long range planning framework. Input was obtained through an intensive public engagement program.
After drafting the Goals and Policies, Harriman developed a comprehensive Master Land Use Plan that defined the desired future land use conditions … Read More
Downtown Woonsocket is an historic district that has suffered from decades of disinvestment in its land and buildings, and poorly directed investment in its circulation infrastructure. The purpose of this plan was to provide a comprehensive strategy to attract and direct reinvestment to restore the economic and civic vitality of the district. The planning strategy … Read More
Queset Commons is a smart growth residential development located in Easton, Massachusetts. Harriman was the landscape architects providing schematic landscape design with an emphasis on the streetscape methodology for main access roads, gateways, roundabout islands, and streetscape elements.… Read More
The Union Street State office building is a 1960, three-level office building with a 1970 addition totaling 40,000 sq. ft. The renovation strategy for the building was to prolong the life of the building by reusing existing materials and equipment within reason in order to minimize cost to meet only basic requirements, while still providing … Read More