Historic & Civic

Project: Saquatucket Harbormaster

Design Overview:

Redevelopment of the existing marina facility to be a true destination with improved public access and amenities.
2 New Buildings; New 2,800 sf harbormaster building to replace an aging and inadequate facility; a New 2 bay 2,500 sf garage building; and a 540 sf seasonal snack shack.

Site improvements included 90 new parking spaces, HC accessibility throughout the site, a 350’ long elevated boardwalk, and an artisan row where local artisans display and sell their work.

An elevated 2nd-floor harbormaster office provides a commanding view over the high-traffic marina containing 200 boat slips and an active public boat ramp.

Provided year-round public restrooms and transient boater restrooms and showers.

Design & Site Considerations:

Redevelopment and incorporation of a Town-owned adjacent brownfield parcel with the existing marina property to create a unified cohesive site design.

The entire site was within a FEMA-designated AE flood zone with a portion in a Velocity zone.

Much of the site was previously filled with marsh land with extremely poor soils with high water table requiring extraordinary foundation designs.