Permiting on the 10 lot “Howe’s Landing” project was completed in the spring of 2015. This 10 lot residential subdivision in the City of Marlboro is an Open Space Development. Through low impact design and land use strategies, this provision in Marlboro’s zoning code allowed for the preservation and conservation of over ½ of this 9 acre parcel. The City retains 2.5 acres of uplands to accommodate a hiking trail and almost 3 acres of conservation land remains undisturbed. By assembling a team of competent attorney’s, civil engineers, and botanists, Cato brought together the community and stakeholders in a development which is harmonious with the neighborhood.
The 1.5 acre lot which this 9 room, 4 bedroom 3 bath, 2,500 square foot Colonial sits on was considered unbuildable by the town. With his thorough knowledge of Title V of the state sanitary code, Cato developed an innovative site plan and land use strategy which allowed all stakeholders to benefit as the town is now able to generate over $10,000 in annual taxes.
This 9 room 4 bedroom 2.5 bath 2,800 square foot Colonial sits on over 2 acres. The lot was not able to support a septic system. Again, Cato created an innovative design and at his expense provided the town with a retention area to remedy a long-standing neighborhood runoff problem. The landowners family estate was able maximize their inheritance. The town now generates over $11,000 in annual taxes.