Terrigenous was hired to create a schematic design for a contaminated brownfield site in the Village of Saxtons River. The design involved numerous village-wide meetings, coordination with the Weston and Sampson engineering firm, Hargen Archeological Associates, and the Village trustees. The final design was used to raise money from the EPA for the eventual clean-up and capping.
Based on a number of public meetings, the village decided to utilize the spatial footprints of structures that existed in 1885 at the street level, as well as a covered walkway that connected the 1885 feed mill with the existing foundation ruins of the historic Saw Mill. The overall goal of the project was to be sustainable, safe, accessible, educational, recreational, and historically sensitive. Markings on the site and a scale model helped the public better visualize the proposed design and details. This design phase concluded with an ‘opinion of probable cost’ which proved to be effective in the next round of grant-funding.