FWA worked with Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna to provide full service design to create a series of six duplexes and one single-family detached home for families in Harford County, MD. The project was broken into three phases, consisting of an initial feasibility study with preliminary design, submitting plans and documents to the planning commission and board of appeals, and final construction and permitting.

Phase I required researching the zoning regulations and communicating with the City of Havre de Grace on development rights, prior approvals, access to the public water and sewer system, and locating the nearest outfall for stormwater runoff. Field survey data was used in conjunction with GIS records to prepare a conceptual site and subdivision plan and conceptual stormwater management analysis. Design of the duplexes started in this phase, and 3D models of each of the duplexes were provided. The design of the duplexes embodies their location in the historic district of Havre de Grace based on discussions and requirements of the Maryland Historic Trust.

Phase II included topographic and boundary surveys of the site, preparation of the preliminary site and subdivision plan, concept stormwater management, an erosion and sediment control plan and report, Board of Appeals (BOA) applications, and supplemental exhibits for review and approval by both the BOA and the Maryland Historic Trust.

Phase III consisted of refining the final site plans for review and approval through the City of Havre de Grace and the creation of construction and permit documents.

A ribbon cutting ceremony took place in April 2021 at two of the completed duplexes and was attended by Habitat for Humanity volunteers, designers, contractors, and the new owners of the home.

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