Green Acres Subdivision

Scarborough, Maine


To develop a Conservation Subdivision consisting of 7 custom home lots while preserving a unique and valuable 4 acre open space parcel on the remaining area of this 5.85 acre site.

BCE Role

Provided design, permitting and associated services to move the project through the design and approvals process.

This property was formerly undeveloped and now serves as a natural gateway from I-295 to the surrounding neighborhoods. To better conform to typical neighborhood standards, Greenacres Lane was significantly reduced in width which allowed for the addition of a 5'esplanade with trees and a 5' sidewalk. This effectively reduced the impervious area of the street by 25% and provided the benefit of traffic calming.

Project Highlights

  • 4.0 acres dedicated as open space to the Town
  • Used Zoning Section VIIA (Conservation Subdivision) to reduce minimum lot size, min. frontage and setback
  • Roadway width reduced by 8'
  • Added 5' sidewalk and 5' esplanade with street trees
  • Underground electric and cable utilities
  • Owner coordinating with the Boy Scouts of America to fund two pedestrian bridges

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Keywords: Residential Subdivisions


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Start to Completion Date

  • March, 2011 to August, 2011

BCE Services Provided

  • Permitting and Design
  • Planning Board Subdivision Approval
  • Roadway Retrofit Design
  • Coordination with Municipal Authorities
  • Traffic Calming Design
  • Conduct Neighborhood Meetings
  • Roadway and Typical Section Design
  • Utility Design
  • Stormwater Design
  • Erosion and Sedimentation Controls Design