Little Leaf Farms, Devens
Little Leaf Farms
The site, known as 105 Walker Road, was a wooded, unimproved parcel consisting of just over 14 acres. The proposed improvements consisted of approximately five acres of greenhouse development divided into two phases of construction. The project, the first greenhouse facility of its kind, was envisioned to be a sustainable development for the production of leafy greens for the northeast. The Site Plan permitting process included working with the Devens Enterprise Commission and the Town of Shirley to meet the infrastructure and environmental needs for the success of the development and integration into the neighborhood.
HSH worked with field surveyors, habitat specialists, and landscape architects to prepare a site plan to meet all necessary permits for construction. HSH also worked with the development team to prepare a minimal amount of impervious parking service for employees and tractor trailer delivery and pickup, a stormwater management system, rainwater harvesting system, domestic and industrial wastewater septic systems and permitting, and landscaping and lighting design. Phase 1 has been successful and Phase 2 is currently in the planning process.