Land Reclamation

The proposed CST R&D facility would be located in Manchester’s Limited Commercial District (LCD) on a 40-plus acre parcel of land (see map below), much of which is blighted by quarrying that began in the 1950s.

old quarry

Reclamation of the former quarry requires the restoration of topsoil to support the grasses and trees that will return the former gravel quarry to a working ecosystem.  CST plans to create a significant green buffer around the project and protect the Route 128 viewshed.  Where possible, existing trees and plans will be preserved.  Elsewhere, meadow creation and woodland restoration through the planting of trees will help to restore the natural habitat.