The innovative site restoration plan focused on a cost effective, sustainable sites approach, which used on-site recycled soil, woodwaste and compost from local sources and native wildflower and grass seed mixes to provide a vegetative cover that would not require traditional costly maintenance. This approach saved over $100,000 in construction costs (over traditional site restoration measures) and reduced the site maintenance budget by as much as $20,000 each year over the life of the project.

This project also includes one of the first native raingarden bioswales in Maine, which was constructed for the treatment and infiltration of roof runoff.

The site design also reduced the amount of non-permeable and heat-sink paved areas through the use of a permeable local stone and plantings in utility areas.


  • MHF Design Consultants, Inc.
  • Irving Oil Corporation
  • Gaftek Construction