In October, DTC joined Kennebunk Savings Bank and the Town of Stratham in sponsoring a two day Workforce Housing Design Charrette presented by volunteer members of the Workforce Housing Coalition. DTC has been designated as a “Community Builder” by the Coalition for its support of workforce housing initiatives in the Seacoast. The Stratham Charrette produced two alternate development scenarios for nearly 100 acres adjacent to the Town Center which were prepared by two teams of professionals donating their time. The scenarios which showed the integration of workforce and market rate housing with mixed use (office, retail and even a brew pub) and cluster subdivision construction were based upon the existing zoning and the input of Stratham residents, several of whom attended and participated in the opening and presentation sessions held at the Stratham Town Office.
DTC Senior Partner, Mike Donahue, of DTC’s Land Use Practice Group, attended both sessions contributing to the educational aspects of the presentation. Mike also added the benefit of the Firm’s ready familiarity with Stratham’s land use regulations and extensive permitting experience of other successful projects in the community. For more information on the Charrette click here.