Case-Dvoor Farm

Raritan Township, New Jersey

 

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ETM was selected to lead a team of professionals in preparing a comprehensive site management plan for the 43-acre historic farm property. The plan was commissioned by the Hunterdon Land Trust, a non-profit land preservation organization whose headquarters are on the site, as an effort to prepare an overall visionary plan to preserve and enhance the historic and cultural site resources and natural landscape of the Case-Dvoor Farm.

 

The team of designers, historians, archaeologists,

engineers, and natural resource professionals

conducted in-depth research and analysis on the history and current conditions of the site. The resulting Site Management Plan aims to balance ecological stewardship, modern functionality, and historic integrity of the Case-Dvoor Farm. Specific goals laid out in the plan explore the rehabilitation of the natural and historic landscape, enhanced circulation and access, infrastructure improvements, and educational and interpretive programming.

 

Key site improvements, uses, and programming initiatives explored throughout the plan

include:

  • Development of the Hunterdon Land Trust Headquarters
  • Rehabilitation, preservation, restoration and adaptive re-use of historic buildings and landscapes
  • Development of community recreation and open space
  • Development of educational and interpretive opportunities for the historic farmstead, prehistoric Native American occupation, and site ecology
  • Pedestrian access and circulation improvements
  • Vehicular access, circulation, parking,
  • and safety improvements
  • Landscape management recommendations
  • Site hydrology and drainage improvements
  • Wayfinding and Interpretive signage
  • Utility upgrade recommendations

 

The project won an NJASLA Landscape Planning and Analysis Award in 2016.