ATM was initially contracted by Lowe to provide marina expertise, in support of the evaluation of the development of most of the Ritz Carlton property along North Sound. Our team identified new amenity and coastal protection opportunities for the site and worked with the resort planners to develop the marina plans and innovative mangrove design concepts.
The consensus plan, for the mangrove buffer, was presented by ATM on behalf of the owners to the Department of Environment, which strongly endorsed the proposed mangrove restoration plan. We worked with Five Mile Capital to scope a comprehensive mangrove restoration plan and coastal protection studies for the concept implementation. ATM’s services also included coastal resiliency strategy, mangrove ecological assessment, and mangrove restoration design.
ATM’s environmental restoration plan was incorporated to the planning application documents for the project. The project was selected as the only Caribbean project case study in the ULI publication: Returns on Resilience: The Business Case