A vibrant place to engage community, Northern Bank’s Littleton Common exemplifies the objectives of Littleton’s newly adopted Form-Based Zoning. Through planning that intentionally prioritizes the relationship between building forms and the public realm, this rural New England development will transform a series of town center properties into a lively and welcoming mixed-use destination.
Individual building components are designed to a human scale, complementing nearby residential and historic properties. Contextual site features including mature trees, native plantings, and stone walls further enhance the project’s character and quality, while generous pathways and landscaped open spaces invite active use of outdoor areas.
Prominent features of the project are Northern Bank’s central community green and its signature branch building. The bank is designed to evoke an iconic New England Barn, interpreted through a modern design aesthetic, and positioned as a dynamic element along the Great Road corridor.
Working closely with Northern Bank, its civil engineer, and legal counsel, Maugel created and evaluated initial development opportunities, and provided land use planning and building design services.