Hord Coplan Macht worked with The Hill School to develop 28 new homes for the School’s faculty. The Hill School is a co-ed independent boarding school, serving grades 9-12. The school dates back to 1851, and currently enrolls 500 students. The 200-acre campus contains academic buildings, dormitories, a large athletic complex, a fine arts center, a student dining facility, a library, a chapel and administration buildings. The school planned to construct of 28 homes to supplement their existing faculty housing options in phases. The property is located on the eastern edge of the campus and is within an existing neighborhood.
The plan called for the partial closing of Green Street, one of Pottstown’s public roads. As a result, the project first went through an extensive review process by the borough of Pottstown.
Following principles of new urbanism, the siting and design of the homes, as well as the arrangement of streets and alleys allows the new homes to continue the campus development while knitting it within the fabric of the town.
Hord Coplan Macht developed a preliminary sketch plan of the proposed development, followed by a submittal of the required land development plan. Upon acceptance by the borough, the team completed the design of the homes and assisted the school during the construction of the buildings. The school intends to build the homes in two phases, giving them maximum flexibility to adapt as new property is acquired.