Architectural renderings courtesy Gossens Bachman Architects
In association with Gossens Bachman Architects, Stevens & Associates provided site planning, design, costing, permitting, and contract documents for a the new Brattleboro Food Co-op and Windham Housing Trust Affordable Housing Project in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont.
The $10 million project provides 23,000 square feet of commercial space, 10,600 square feet of office space and 24 units of affordable housing, mostly in one-bedroom and efficiency units.
The plan transforms the current, outdated food co-op site into a modern, efficient landmark on Main Street. The design required creative solutions to building in a tight downtown location and maintaining continuous operation of the Co-op during construction.
Design and planning solutions included complex sequencing, adapting to downtown constraints, and addressing access, parking and traffic concerns.
Also, the project incorporated many new environmental quality strategies, mainly around stormwater treatment such as permeable pavers and rain gardens.