COMMUNITY GUIDED

The most effective and nuanced solutions emerge from members of the community who interact with the landscapes regularly. 

CONNECTING CARRIAGE GROVE

BELCHERTOWN, MA

The community of Belchertown is coordinating the construction of accessible trails with the redevelopment of the fomrer Belchertown State School property. This trails master plan works to connect this redevelopment internally while linking it to nearby recreational fields, schools, downtown Belchertown, and regional trail system. Sustainable trail design and construction is a critical element and focus of this plan, as is honoring the historical and cultural significance of the former Belchertown State School, enabling visitors to enjoy the splendor of the natural landscape in acknowledgment of its past. Click here to view the plan in its entirety. 

FEATURES

•    1.5 mile universally accessible
•    multi-use integrated trail system
•    Pedestrian street-crossing analysis and design
•    Outdoor educational site assessment and preliminary placement
•    Contemplative gathering spaces
•    Incorporation of historic elements
•    Phased design

SERVICES

•    Site engineering
•    Site analysis and assessment
•    Walking audit
•    Multi-stakeholder coordination
•    Legal analysis
•    Historical and cultural analysis
•    Grant funding research

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