Uncas Leap Heritage Park Selected for 2018 Historic Preservation Award

Dec 11, 2018
Awards Uncas Leap Group Photo M 2018

The Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association Awards Committee (CCAPA) has selected the City of Norwich and the Uncas Leap Steering Committee as the recipient of the 2018 Historic Preservation Award for the Uncas Leap Heritage Area Park Master Plan. The plan was prepared by MMI’s landscape architecture studio in conjunction with a design team of MMI environmental scientists, water resource engineers, and archeological subconsultant Historical Perspectives, Inc. Members of the MMI project team that helped to support this project were present at the award ceremony held on Thursday, December 6.

The Uncas Leap Heritage Site has been an enduring site connected to significant time periods of history for Native American tribes, particularly the Mohegan tribe, European and American colonists, and industrial advancements. The Uncas Leap master plan combined historical, cultural, environmental, and recreational recommendations for the site into a plan that celebrates the significant natural beauty and historical importance that the site embodies for the City of Norwich, Mohegan tribe, and the State of Connecticut. MMI assisted the project’s partners, advocates, and general public to create a master plan vision, conceptual plans for the site, and master plan report including illustrative graphics for the preservation of a historic mill building, Yantic Falls overlooks, walking paths, and interpretive signage highlighting historic and cultural site elements.

The American Planning Association is the national organization of professional planners and citizens involved in planning for our nation’s communities. Every year, the Connecticut Chapter solicits nominations for notable planning projects in a variety of categories from public service and citizen planners to physical development and plan implementation. Learn more about CCAPA here.