Cape Arundel Cottage Preserve

Arundel, Maine


To develop a seasonal resort on a 300 acre parcel of land on US Route 1, with 259 seasonal cottage units within conserved natural settings.

BCE Role

BCE prepared final site design and is providing construction administration for erosion and stormwater control, wetlands, and ensuring the site is constructed in accordance with the engineered documents. Previously, this parcel was a nursery and was being considered for use as a motocross track. The new owner recognized the site’s natural beauty including trees, ledge, walking trails, and knew they could use its beauty to enhance the new community. The site’s location to nearby restaurants, shopping centers, Portsmouth, and Portland, made it all the more attractive. The natural environment includes architectural walls made from rock already on site, vernal pools, and wetlands.

Project Highlights

  • Walking and biking trails with access to the Eastern Trails
  • Will be built in five phases over five to seven years
  • Several handcrafted stone retaining walls, and design includes conservation of ledge outcroppings throughout the site
  • 25-year TIF approved
  • Ponds and waterfalls
  • Recreational Fields
  • Pools & Tennis Courts
  • Seasonal use for eight months

Related Projects

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  • Licht Environmental Design
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Start to Completion Date

  • November, 2014 to Present

BCE Services Provided

  • Stormwater System Design
  • Construction Plans
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Inspection
  • Local Permitting
  • MDEP Permitting Modifications (NRPA/SLOD)
  • ADA Site Design
  • Army Corps Permitting
  • BMP Design of Treatment Calculations
  • Grading & Drainage Design