|Sewall’s technical capacity, accessibility,
and diverse talent were very helpful in addressing the
broad range of challenges and opportunities a diverse
project and site like ours presented.
Twin Pine Camps, LLC
Twin Pine Camps, LLC, Expansion
Project and KTAADN Resorts
Twin Pine Camps, LLC, and Hammond Ridge Development Corporation,
LLC, sought to develop a low-impact resort on 1,337 acres
near Millinocket Lake, Maine, and to expand on the existing
38-acre camping area on the shores of the lake. The sites,
which are contiguous, are situated in an environment of exquisite
natural beauty and offer a dramatic view of Mount Katahdin.
The challenge was to develop an accurate, current assessment
of conditions and physical characteristics that would guide
environmentally sensitive plans.
The LLCs, which are under the same ownership, approached
Sewall to provide the drawings needed to analyze the site
and to assist with the LURC rezone permitting process. The
owner chose Sewall based on our reputation as well as our
proximity to the site (T1 R8 WELS in Penobscot County).
Working with the owner’s architect and an environmental firm,
Sewall developed drawings that indicated roads, wetlands,
the lake and other features, proposed site plans, clearing
limits, and detail sheets, plus grading, utility, and phosphorous
plans, and plan and profile drawings. The drawings were based
on a photogrammetric survey Sewall conducted in 2006 and an
existing topographic survey plan. Sewall also assisted with
the preparation of the LURC Rezone Permit application and
prepared the amendment to the LURC Development Permit application
for Twin Pine Camps, LLC. Currently Sewall is completing the
LURC Development Permit application for the first phase of
The projects are noteworthy in that they incorporate wise
planning, good stewardship of the natural resources, and mindfulness
of the environmental impacts. The purpose of this development
is to respond to the unmet needs in the community for additional
resort accommodations, recreation, forestry, and wildlife
enhancements, as well create jobs and services that will be
supported by the development.