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Coastal Engineering Company of Orleans Cape Cod
March 05, 2024

Brewster Landing Honored with Platinum Best in American Living Award by National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

Brewster Landing, a housing development that prioritizes integrated master planning and best practice design, has received a Platinum NAHB award in the category of single-family community under 100 units.

Brewster Landing 14 With Award Sm2

This residential cottage community is sited on 9.5 acres (two-thirds are preserved open space) just off Route 6A in Brewster, MA – an environmentally sensitive town that needed to increase its inventory of affordable housing options.

Coastal Engineering Co. worked with Cape View Development and Union Studio Architecture & Community Design to develop an alternative housing product to the traditional stand-alone house. The result is 22 detached cottages and four cottage duplexes clustered around a common green that offer a small footprint, ideal for families looking to downsize and enjoy the maintenance conveniences associated with condominium-style living.

Our civil engineers provided the necessary level of protection for the nearby wetland areas by managing stormwater runoff utilizing the following Low Impact Development techniques:

  • Compact land use patterns, including minimization of driveway width;
  • Design of pervious patios;
  • Utilization of bioretention basins and subsurface infiltration structures.

The development was permitted and constructed under the provisions of MGL Ch. 40B, with eight units awarded through a housing lottery to qualified buyers. Because these units enhance the town’s affordable housing inventory, this entire mixed-income neighborhood is a big asset to the surrounding community.