Site Redevelopment – Multi-Disciplinary Engineering & Environmental Services

Weston & Sampson provided consulting services for the redevelopment of the now-vacant Braintree Electric Light Department.

The project required a variety of services, including structural, geotechnical, environmental, and site/civil engineering; surveying; and permitting, to transform the town-owned, two-acre Brownfields parcel into a 56-unit development for a 40B mixed-income residential community. The team worked with the developers to evaluate alternatives for varying complexities at the site. The building was designed to be founded on a combination of shallow foundations and piles.

Located along a tidal river, the project required analysis and consideration of sensitive environmental receptors, soil contamination, inadequate local infrastructure, significant topographic relief, and local zoning restrictions. Weston & Sampson’s structural and geotechnical teams designed a permanent bulkhead along the riverfront. We also supported the project through all local, state, and federal permitting, including Planning Board; Conservation Commission; MEPA; DEP; Chapter 91; ACOE; and Mass Historical Commission.



LOCATION: Braintree, MA

  • existing conditions and restrictions assessment
  • site layout optimization and design
  • design of stormwater and infrastructure improvements
  • permitting
  • geotechnical
  • environmental

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