Allen & Major Associates, Inc. (A&M) in partnership with Madison Properties has provided full site design, engineering, land survey, wetland delineation, landscape architecture, and construction services for this mixed-use development. The 10.44-acre project site was a vacant parcel within a district zoned for commercial and industrial uses near Exit 36 on Interstate 95 (1-95)/Route 128. It is bounded by Tower Park Drive, Tower Office Park and vacant land to the north, Cummings Park Drive to the east and south, and Washington Street to the west. The site was formerly owned by W.R. Grace and is part of a Superfund site designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The parcel was previously developed with manufacturing and warehouse buildings that were razed in 2006 to accommodate the new construction.
This redevelopment project consists of Red Robin, Chik-Fila-A and a 110 Grill. Anchoring the $55 million-dollar mixed-use development is a dual-branded Homewood Suites/Hampton Inn. The hotels share amenities, including an indoor pool, fitness room, and meeting space.
The Superfund site had undergone more than two decades of cleanup and remediation before Madison Properties took on the responsibility of the abandoned property. The change began with special engineering design considerations including preserving a substantial back portion of the site in order to maintain the wetland resource area. Because the site was devoid of any buffers, unmitigated stormwater was flowing into the wetland resource area as well as the Washington Street drainage system. A&M crafted a stormwater management system that provides stormwater quality treatment that is a benefit to the site and wetland resources. The stormwater management system is comprised of deep sump catch basins, proprietary water quality units and subsurface detention systems designed to reduce the peak rates of runoff from the site.
Extensive permitting included Woburn City Council Site Plan/Special Permit, Subdivision Approval through the Woburn Planning Board, Woburn Conservation Commission Notice of Intent/Order of Conditions, and MWRA (8M) permit, National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Notice of Intent and decisions by the Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs on an Environmental Notification Form and Environmental Impact Reports submitted for MEPA review.