$3.3M Seasonal Housing Development Underway at Acadia National Park

Workers with E.L. Shea Builders and Engineers of Ellsworth recently poured concrete basement walls and raised the prefabricated roof trusses for Friends of Acadia’s seasonal workforce housing project for Acadia. Read more in MaineBiz.

Via MaineBiz:

New housing is under construction in Seal Harbor — part of a Friends of Acadia initiative to create homes for eight seasonal employees of Acadia National Park.

The residential units are being built on the Dane Farm property, at 73 and 75 Jordan Pond Road. Seal Harbor is a village of the town of Mount Desert, on Mount Desert Island, where the bulk of Acadia National Park is located.

The property, within Acadia’s administrative boundary, had been used as a gravel pit used for materials and equipment storage. The development includes a primary residence with five bedrooms and an accessory dwelling with three bedrooms.

The project has some interesting design elements.

“First, this site had been a public works yard — gravel pit — so by the very nature of the project, it will increase the natural resource value on several levels,” said Eric Stiles, FOA’s president and CEO.

The two buildings are both designed to a LEED Silver standard for green building certification, with elements that include good insulation and local sourcing of products and contractors. The five-bedroom building will have solar panels.

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