The Westerly at Forge Park consists of three, four (4) story buildings with 457 parking spaces. Two parking garages, a bus shelter, a clubhouse and a children’s play area round out the overall project.
Extensive stormwater solutions consisted of eight (8) separate underground infiltration chamber systems, porous pavement sections, grass pavers and porous concrete pavers. The hardscape also served as an esthetic feature within the landscape.
The existing 20-acre site included a parcel known as 1342 West Central Street. There was a deteriorated residential structure on the parcel that was identified as having historic value to the Town so A&M worked with the Franklin Historical commission to provide an assessment of the onsite structures relative to the rich history of Franklin and its place in the life of Benjamin Franklin. The process included a walk-through to identify items of historical significance that could be salvaged and used elsewhere in Town. While the structure could not be salvaged, A&M and the project team work with the Town to provide a historical monument and granite bounded landscaping that will continue to identify the significance of the property in the history of the Town. The marker is a collaborative design exercise between the Historical Commission, the Building Inspector, the owner and the project team.