Village Hill

Term Contract for On-Call Engineering and Construction Administration Services
Northampton, Massachusetts

Gale is currently under term contract to provide planning, engineering and construction administrative services related to this 126-acre mixed use community. Village Hill combines residential living with commercial, retail and light industrial uses. This planned development also features open space parks and a network of walking and biking trails. The incorporation of historical buildings and old growth vegetation is integral in the project’s Low Impact Design efforts. Full build-out of this former state hospital will include approximately 476,000 square feet of retail, commercial and industrial development, as well as 350 residential homes and rental units. Recent projects include:

  • Watershed analysis and stormwater management design and permitting
  • Rail Trail Improvements – Design and permitting improvements of a portion of Northampton’s walking and bike path system for Village Hill
  • Embankment Restoration – The stabilization of a slope with grade changes of approximately 70 feet, to allow the development of 10 residential units
  • Ford Crossing and Village Hill Road – Design and permitting for the extension of two on-site roadways at Village Hill
  • Hazardous Materials – Administration of the removal and subsequent testing of potential hazardous materials at Village Hill
  • Master Plan Feasibility – Feasibility, analysis and cost estimating of MassDevelopment’s current Master Plan and various development alternative at Village Hill