Sconset Landing

Hanover, MA

Project Overview

MEG was retained by Northland Residential Corporation to provide engineering services for all aspects of civil/site design and permitting for this 56.23 acre parcel of land on Park Drive Extension off Washington Street (Route 53) in Hanover, Massachusetts.  The proposed Village Planned Unit Development (VPUD) consists of one hundred and thirty (130) non-age restricted residential units comprised of one, two and three bedroom condominium units and a community center and other amenities.  This project was originally permitted as Village Commons as the second phase of “The Village of Hanover”, an approximate 125 acre mixed use development permitted under the Town of Hanover’s Village Planned Unit Development (VPUD) By-Law.   The proposed development will involve the construction of twenty one (21) residential buildings, a community center, associated parking areas, approximately 5,100 linear feet of bituminous roadway, stormwater management facilities, utility systems and associated infrastructure.   The design also involved elaborate subsurface stormwater management systems and low impact sustainable stormwater management features to renovate and mitigate peaks rates of runoff in order to fully comply with the DEP’s Stormwater Management Policy and Town of Hanover standards.  The project required a special permit and site plan approval under the Hanover Zoning By-Law, an Order of Conditions from the Hanover Conservation Commission, MassHighway Access Permit and the preparation of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) through EPA’s National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program.  The project involved the design and permitting of a 39,000 gpd wastewater treatment plant under the Mass. DEP Groundwater Discharge Permit Program Regulations and work associated with obtaining a Conservation Management Permit under the Mass. Endangered Species Act (MESA) Regulations from the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP).  MEG is also providing construction phase administration and inspection services to ensure that the final product was consistent with the value engineered design.