Woodland Pond at New Paltz
Chazen provided full design, engineering, ecological, environmental, landscape architecture, planning, survey, and construction administration services for Woodland Pond at New Paltz, a continuing care retirement community. The community includes 167-independent living apartment units, 24-independent living cottage units, 60-enriched housing units, 20-dementia living units, 40-skilled nursing units, community center, swimming pool, recreation center, library, café, banking facility, conference rooms, office and maintenance facilities, three dining facilities, outdoor dining facilities, common courtyard garden space with pond and waterfall feature, outdoor recreational facilities, and walking path to the Millbrook Preserve. Chazen designed a sustainable project to create a cluster development for the 357,000-square foot community. The site design avoided wetland resources, maximized buffer areas, and preserved habitat by restricting site disturbance areas and maximizing open space. Out of the 91 acres of land owned by the project sponsor, 56-acres were placed in a conservation easement to the Wallkill Valley Land Trust.