Cheatham Annex Cottages

Project Summary

The Naval Weapons Station Yorktown Cheatham Annex/Recreational Vehicle Park is located within a mature hardwood forest along Cheatham Pond and is expected to achieve LEED Silver Certification. The project included all design and construction necessary to construct 16 cottages, 50 RV stands, 20 primitive campsites, a dump station and comfort station, a maintenance building and related infrastructure as well as all demolition, relocation, temporary construction and restoration necessary to produce a complete, usable facility.

All facilities have been designed with minimal impacts on the existing natural environment, with special attention to preserve community access and natural buffers to the waterfront. All cottages are waterfront or have water access views. Cottage landscaping includes a hedge to soften the architecture, along with a few small trees to balance the building on the site without obstructing primary views to the water. RV sites are located in existing cleared areas to reduce the need for tree clearing. A variety of trees will provide shade and screening for RV users.  Primitive tent sites have been located along the lake in the most remote location to enhance the secluded and private experience of nature. All cabins and campsites will have direct access to the waterside nature trail. Native plant materials provide ecosystem re-establishment and reduce the need for irrigation. Meadow plantings with emphasis on grass species in open areas eliminate the need for year round mowing.