J2Contruct was contracted to rebuild the historic Weekapaug Yacht Club in Westerly, RI. We have provided the community an online space to follow along on the project.
"The existing 3,100-square-foot clubhouse, at 25 Spray Rock Road, was built in 1955 after Hurricane Carol destroyed the predecessor building in 1954. Two additions were constructed in the 1960s, according to the club's lawyer, William Nardone, who discussed the proposed project with the Planning Board on Tuesday. The site has been used by the club since its establishment in 1893..." and the new plans for the building were unanimously approved. "The board voted 6-0 to approve the plans..."
"The pond is considered to be a "high value/high vulnerability habitat" by the state Department of Environmental Management and is within DEM's Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Priority Critical Resource Area. The project will also be subject to development guidance in CRMC's Salt Pond Special Area Management Plan.
The new building will be required to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency standards for flood protection, including elevation. The first floor of the existing building is at elevation 9.0, below the FEMA requirement of 14.0.
The current clubhouse will be raised and replaced with a new one that will include an elevator to meet federal Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. The existing septic system will be removed and replaced with a denitrification system, per DEM and CRMC requirements." - The Westerly Sun
Documented images of the Weekpaug Yacht Club prior to construction.