Mercer Monuments

Project Description

This small but challenging project required design and permitting for a stone monument engraving company on a 0.75-acre parcel of land in Plainfield, CT.  The site was constrained by wetlands and floodplain soils and drainage from a state roadway flowed through a vegetated swale prior to discharging to the wetland system. The challenge was to provide a layout that allowed for construction of a building for offices and work space for indoor stone engraving, parking, truck access and a product display area.  The solution was to utilize the wider portion of the site for the building and parking, design of a landscaped monument garden that offered maximum display in a limited space.  Stormwater management was designed by minimizing paved areas, encouraging overland flow and infiltration, and the construction of a grassed water quality basin designed to remove sediment from stormwater runoff.  Permitting with local authorities and the CTDOT was completed in April of 2012 and the business was relocated to the facility from Sterling, CT in September.