Lakeview Estates

Ashburnham, Massachusetts

WDA was retained to design a residential subdivision at Ashby Road and Holt Road in the northern portion of Ashburnham. The 80± acre property, which is predominantly wooded, offers interesting and challenging topographic features typical of northern Massachusetts, with vistas overlooking Stodge Meadow Pond to the east and Winnekeag Lake to the west. The land has wetland areas throughout the site, and a portion of the Midstate Trail traverses the property. During the concept stages, WDA worked closely with the Town Planner, Planning Board and Conservation Commission to present the town with residential concept plans that included the relocation of a portion of the Midstate Trail. The property was designed and permitted as a waiver-free conventional subdivision, with 17 lots ranging in size from 1.5 to 5.5 acres, each with the home sited to overlook the on-site wetland system and neighboring lakes. The Midstate trail was relocated in the 6.9± acres of open space, and pedestrian access was provided from the proposed roads to the trail system.