UBLA is part of the development team presenting the proposed Tyngsborough Commons on Westford Road in Tyngsborough, MA. We are currently working through Design Development and Planning Board approvals for a mixed-use commercial, retail, and residential proposal that will be part of a larger development totaling over 100-acres intended to include a large solar farm and the Potash Hill Office Park.
The Mixed-Use Parcel is comprised of 25 acres and will feature three neighborhoods – commercial, retail with residential above, and residential – as well as play areas and fitness trails. UBLA is working with Westford Road Development, LLC and LEES Engineering to detail public green spaces throughout the property and create a pedestrian-scale, walkable community destination. The proposal currently includes over 125,000 square feet of first-floor office and retail space, and over 150 residential units.
Incorporating the guidelines established by the Town’s Master Plan, the proposed Town Center Plan, and the proposed Middlesex Road Overlay District, the site will include wide side walks with paver feature strips, period site furniture and Colonial-style light fixtures; walking trails integrating the preserved wetland edge; pedestrian connections throughout the development, with potential connections to future office uses; and bicycle access and storage.
According to Scott Eriksen, the attorney for Westford Road Development: “We at WRD are firm believers that when it comes to presenting development projects, a picture is worth a thousand words. In that regard, UBLA’s renderings and plans have been critical to the project’s development as UBLA worked closely with the development team to conceptualize, develop, and refine the images that WRD will use in connection with all permitting efforts. UBLA also brought a fresh perspective to the creative process when it came to design and landscape features that we believe resulted in a better final product.”
In addition to the traditional planting plans, UBLA is providing site plan and grading review, assessment of potential LEED/Green Building opportunities, and plan and 3D renderings of the proposed design. These images help illustrate the Owner’s vision, and will be used throughout the permitting and marketing phases of development.
Scott Eriksen on why they chose this site for the project: “Westford Road Development, LLC (“WRD”) chose to develop its mixed-use community, Tyngsborough Commons, in Tyngsborough for a host of reasons. First, the principals of WRD have been developing in Tyngsborough for over 25 years and have a strong commitment to working with the Town in connection with their projects. Also, WRD believes that the project site is an ideal site for a mixed-use community like Tyngsborough Commons: it has easy access to Route 3, it is less than half a mile from Tyngsborough Town Center and has the land area necessary to support the development team’s bold plans for the village style buildings and outdoor amenities that will make up Tyngsborough Commons.”
This project will continue to go through permitting this spring, and construction is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2012. Construction will be phased; the goal to achieve full build out by first quarter 2016. Learn more about Tyngsborough, MA at http://www.tyngsboroughma.gov/