November 2012 marked a major milestone date in the transmission line relocation project. From November 23 through December 2 the 508 transmission line circuit was successfully relocated to the eastern most portion of the site. The existing 508 transmission line circuit has been decommissioned and will soon be disassembled. The end of December will mark the final milestone date in the transmission line relocation project with the relocation of the 507 transmission line circuit.
Another component to the relocation project is; relocating Nstar distribution lines that occupy the same easement as the transmission lines. November 23 marked the completion of relocating the distribution lines from overhead to underground through phase I buildout.
Blasted ledge rock from the site is being recycled and utilized to build natural looking retaining walls. The smaller size rock is handled for landscape & decorative walls, while the larger stones are strategically stacked in areas with a large change in grade to create a natural blend into the earth. These large stone “boulder walls” are predominate along the main boulevard called Border Road.
During the month of November, the development company fulfilled some offsite improvement commitments. A new dry line sewer pipe was installed in Main Street. Lane widening, drainage improvements and resetting of curbing on RTE 20 has been completed as well. Continued offsite improvements to RTE 117 and RTE 20 will be put on hold throughout the winter and continue in the spring of 2013.
With the large scale utility and drainage work complete, the site work continues to take shape very quickly. Rough grades and building pad elevations are being established. As a result of the establishment of rough grades, the relocation of the 508 transmission circuit and continued mass earthwork, the continued progress has sparked much interest from many prospective tenants.
Some potential tenants include:
Two Ovens – A new and exciting Bertuccis restaurant concept.
Jake & Joe’s
During the next few months the developer will sign various tenant agreement leases and begin working on drawings that will eventually translate into tenant fit-up and buildout specifications for construction.
Setting the last structure on the 508 Circuit. Structure 205A
508 Transmission Line Circuit all wired and ready for rollover of power.
508 Circuit all wired and ready for power. All structures in place.
Structure 208A was the most challenging structure to set before the power rollover and final relocation of the 508 circuit. This was due to the varied differential in proposed future grade vs existing grade.
Structure 209A is the only H-Frame structure on the 508 Circuit. This is the area located furthest north on the site, where the new structure tie into the existing old structure.
Nstar crews pull cable through underground conduit in order to relocate the distribution power lines underground.
508 transmission line circuit decommissioned and distribution line dismantled and power live underground.
Large boulder walls are being constructing to create a very natural change is grade.
Another great photo of the boulder wall just inside the entrance to Border Road.
Boulder wall located just inside main entry to site.
Natural boulder wall being built along Border Road, further into the site.
Boulder wall along Border Road.
Small ledge face wall being built on the relocated Tower Road by the loading dock of the proposed supermarket.
Versaloc retaining wall being constructed by NSTAR substation.
Dry line sewer being installed on rte 117 as part as the developers commitment to making offsite improvements.
A view from relocated Tower Road down onto 128. What a beautiful elevation and change in grade for the site. Great views over the highway!
Another view looking down Tower Road with RTE 128 to the west.
A great view of all structures for the 507 & 508 circuit installed.
Retention ponds installed and the first signs of agricultural growth being established before winter.
The months ahead will include demolition of building W-4 (above), final grading and pad prep for all phase I buildings and the signing of new and exciting retail & office tenants!