The Reserve at Chestnut Ridge, Kent County, DE

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MRA provided land planning, civil engineering, landscape architecture, surveying, and homebuilder services for this 465-lot residential subdivision on 232 acres of land located on Irish Hill Road, near Magnolia, Delaware.  The project was designed and engineered over two phases and also included an extensive floodplain study to determine the 100-year base flood elevations for an approximately 5 mile drainage area.

The scope of the project also included perimeter berming along the state highway and a monumental entrance terminating on a central recreation complex and community center.  Tot lots, seating areas, open play fields, village greens, pond and forested stream valleys are linked by paths lined with flowering trees that add seasonal interest and define the corridors between lots.  The main open space connector forms a strong axial relationship, visually connecting all amenity features from the entrance to the end of the property.  Extensive off-site road improvements include lane realignments and a monumental roundabout.