BLF&R Awarded Town Neck Beach Comfort and Concessions Station Design Study
Brown Lindquist Fenuccio & Raber Architects, Inc. is pleased to announce their partnership with the Town of Sandwich for the completion of a design feasibility study to explore options for the construction of a new facility at Town Neck Beach to house lifeguard facilities, public restrooms and concessions.
The beach currently has no permanent restroom facilities or structures other than the iconic boardwalk over the marsh. This design study will assist the Town in addressing the public’s needs for restrooms, and changing rooms, lifeguard storage and office space as well as a space for a dedicated food/beverage vendor.
Design and construction of a facility at Town Neck Beach will be subjected to numerous municipal and environmental permitting hurdles. The beach is located in the Old Kings Highway Historic district so any new structure will need to be designed appropriately for the district. FEMA has designated the area a “high hazard velocity flood zone” which will significantly affect design and construction. Lastly the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP) and the local Conservation Commission will need to be consulted during the design process and ultimately to approve the final design.