Sebago Technics was retained by the Waynflete School to assist with site design, engineering, and permitting services for the proposed Fore River Campus redevelopment in Portland, Maine. After developing an initial concept, the team worked closely with the City of Portland to define uses for the development to allow for the creation of a recreational trail within the Shoreland Zoning and Resource Protection overlay zone.
The project includes the redevelopment of two existing fields with impaired drainage into two multi-use artificial turf fields with multi-sport striping. The fields will benefit from a new lighting system, enhanced accessibility and state-of-the-art materials suitable for collegiate-level play. The new recreational trail was designed to only impact nine individual trees and offers a second wetland crossing allowing for a full 5k trail loop to support training and competitive meets for the cross-country team.
In addition, the project has investigated several parking expansion options ranging from 24-50 additional parking spaces to allow more flexible use by spectators and to eliminate the off-site parking on the narrow residential streets surrounding the campus. Currently, in the design development phase, the project is anticipated to receive permits in the Summer of 2020 and to start construction immediately following fundraising efforts.