Tidewater Landing

Wells, Maine


Utilize the Cluster Ordinance (Land Use Ordinance 149.49) to develop a 21 lot subdivision on a 15 acre parcel of land to include 1 existing and 16 new single family residential lots and open space.

BCE Role

Provided research, permitting and associated design services to advance this project through municipal & state agency approvals.

The site's 1,400 lf roadway and cul-de-sac will have a 50' ROW with a main entrance on Route One. With over 630 ft of direct access to the tidal zone, the property offers exceptional opportunities for direct water access at high tide. All lots will be served by public water and sewer. Proposed stormwater treatment options include a vegetated buffer and level lip spreader, with pocket rain gardens and drip strips on individual lots where needed.

Project Highlights

  • 7.2 acres (48%) of the site will be preserved as open space, 35% is the minimum allowed
  • Existing 3,300 sf home relocated on site
  • 6.6 acres developed area
  • Average lot size is 15,340 sf to support proposed modest size residences, with 50 ft to 150 ft frontages
  • Within the watershed of the tidal portion of the Webhannet River

Related Projects

Keywords: Residential Subdivisions


  • Tidewater Landing, LLC
  • Lebanon, Maine

Team Members

  • Licht Environmental Design LLC
  • Lower Village Survey Co.
  • Peter Burke
  • Landscape Architecture

Start to Completion Date

  • Oct, 2012 to Under Construction

BCE Services Provided

  • Due Diligence/Sketch Plan Application
  • Tier 1 NRPA Permit
  • Roadway Design
  • SS, W, Elec, SD Piping Design
  • Utility Coordination
  • Permit Applications
  • Subdivision Approvals
  • DEP Stormwater Design
  • DEP NRPA Tier 1 Wetlands
  • New England Cottontail Related Permitting

Rendering Credit

  • Peter Burke