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47 Chestnut

Dover, New Hampshire

Working with a Boston-based project team, Altus designed and permitted this five-floor, 173-unit mixed-use redevelopment of a derelict urban shopping center. Adjacent to the City’s transit center and only a few blocks from downtown Dover, this pedestrian friendly site incorporates street level retail and amenity space that flows into an extensive riverside courtyard. A dog park and a public river overlook complete with a permanent art installation finishes the layout.

An underground stormwater system with a sand filter was designed to collect and treat the site’s runoff and discharge it to an existing outfall on the river. Combined with several sections of green roof and a reduction in impervious surfaces, the project is a significant upgrade from the existing conditions which conveyed untreated drainage directly to the waterway. In order to maximize green space, retaining walls and a parking garage below two-thirds of the building were incorporated into the design to limit surface parking. Once completed, 47 Chestnut should prove to be a vibrant addition to the burgeoning downtown area.


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133 Court Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Phone: 603-433-2335

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