Panoramic photograph of the entrance to Dvoor Farm with the main farm driveway and buildings to either side.
Copyright ETM Associates, LLC
Raritan Township, New Jersey
Client: Hunterdon Land Trust
Awards: NJASLA Landscape Planning & Analysis Merit Award, 2016

ETM Associates lead a team of professionals to prepare 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 located on the project in the existing farmhouse. The project goal was to prepare a visionary plan to preserve and enhance the historic and cultural site resources and natural landscape of the Case-Dvoor Farm.

Our 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 aimed to balance ecological stewardship, modern functionality, and the historic integrity of the Case-Dvoor Farm. Specific goals articulated in the plan explored 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 Site Management Plan won an NJASLA Landscape Planning and Analysis Award in 2016.

ETM has also begun the implementation phase of this project in 2020, focusing on final design and construction of the southern portion of the site.