Low Impact Development | Hyde Park, New York

Pouder prepared a conservation subdivision plan for this ecologically and culturally sensitive 150-acre site. Over 70 percent of the property will remain undeveloped and protected in a natural state, with development concentrated in close proximity to existing infrastructure. The schematic plans calls for the complete avoidance of critical patches of sensitive habitat, mininal impervious surface coverage, created wetlands to treat stormwater runoff, and the clustered layout of 260 units of housing in 50 buildings. Units are concentrated away from steep slopes, erosion-prone soils and riparian corridors. A passive recreational system allows limited human access into undeveloped areas, while steering pedestrians away from the most sensitive areas.