Squam River Landing is a thoughtfully planned, residential community designed to be woven within the Squam Lake watershed and community by encouraging sustainable and responsible development alongside economic development. The master plan for Squam River Landing balances the needs of economic, social and environmental considerations. The primary elements underpinning the sustainability of Squam River Landing are highlighted below:

Economically:

  • Significantly increases the Town of Ashland Assessed and Property Tax Revenue, with limited increase in town expenditures
  • Builds expansion of the Town of Ashland’s water and sewer infrastructure through private capital
  • Creates or preserves 16 permanent jobs and creates 5,000 short term construction jobs
  • Allows Riveredge Marina to expand its workforce to include residential property management
  • Builds the consumer base for goods and services within the Squam Watershed
  • Generates business activity for local companies

Socially:

  • Provides a housing option for Squam Lake families who have or are now being priced off the lakefront
  • Through its affiliate, Riveredge Marina, employs 16-20 people and services over 1,100 clients
  • Is an active member of the community, involved with adaptive sports, kids at risk programs, conservation groups, and business development initiatives
  • Builds the watershed community base for non-profit philanthropy and involvement

Environmentally:

  • Master Plan combines elements of a cluster plan within a conservation development which balances built density with preserved land
  • Development is located on build-able areas of the land, with the surrounding land dedicated to open space
  • By condensing buildable area, on a site where water and sewer is available, overall land sprawl is mitigated
  • The community covenants will manage the health and selective clearing of woodlands
  • The development mitigates the impact of storm water runoff caused by logging in the 1990’s
  • Design Review Guidelines manage site development, architecture, view sheds, wildlife corridors
  • Home design and construction methods will be Energy Star compliant; and LEED and NAHB Green eligible
  • Home design/ construction methods will be energy efficient, conserve water use, conserve/use local resources, control site development, provide a high quality indoor environment