Nitsch Engineering provides civil, transportation, and structural engineering; land surveying; green infrastructure; planning; and GIS services. Since 1989, we have worked with developers, corporate and institutional owners, public agencies, architects, and other design professionals on major private development and public infrastructure projects in 18 states and five countries. Our unique capabilities include consulting for green/LEED projects, permitting, and performing both traditional and laser scanning surveys.
We are proud to be listed on the Boston Business Journal's Top 25 Engineering Firms in Massachusetts, and to be ranked the second Best Civil Engineering Firm to Work For in the country by ZweigWhite. Nitsch Engineering is the largest Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) civil engineering firm in Massachusetts, and are also certified as a WBE in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. We are certified as a WBE nationally by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Aug 20, 2019
Demo Wrapping up at 125 Sumner St. in East Boston
Demo of the Clippership Apartments originally built in 1974 is wrapping up to make way for a new mixed-income apartment and condo project. The upcoming 2 building development will feature 22 affordable rentals and 30 mixed-income condos. Apartments will include 3 and 4-bedrooms, and condos will include studio, one-, two- and three bedrooms. The project will also include 3,400 square feet of retail space along with surface parking for 19 cars.
Aug 15, 2019
CO Issued for Apartments at Coppersmith Village
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for the 56 apartments at Coppersmith Village in East Boston along with the core and shell of the ground-floor commercial space that will feature a restaurant with outdoor cafe space. Coppersmith Village will also include 15 new ownership condo townhomes along Liverpool Street that runs parallel to Border Street where the apartment buildings are located.
Aug 15, 2019
Interior Finishing Ongoing for A.O. Flats in JP
Interior finishing and final exterior touches are underway for A.O. Flats near Forest Hills. The mixed-income community, featuring 78 apartments, is set to open in the coming months. Unit sizes include studios at around 450 square feet, 1 beds at 650-750 square feet, and 2 beds at 844-997 square feet. Community amenities will include a fitness center and bike storage.
Aug 13, 2019
CO Issued for Emerson's Little Building
Just in time for the mass arrival of students at the end of this month, a certificate of occupancy has been issued for Emerson College's revitalized Little Building. The renovated residence hall will now house 1044 students along with updated social spaces and dining facilities. The Little Building was originally completed in 1917 and purchased by Emerson in 1994.
Aug 12, 2019
First Units at 28 Austin Street in Newton Expected to Open Next Month
Interior finishing is ongoing and leasing is underway for 28 Austin Street in Newton. First residents are expected to take occupancy in late September with a second and third round of units coming online in October and November. In total, the project will feature 68 one & two-bedroom units ranging in size from around 650 square feet to over 1,200 square feet. Residents will have access to a sky deck with pergola and fire pits. The ground floor of the building will also include 5,000 square feet of retail space.
Aug 08, 2019
Facade Going Up For The Residences at Forest Hills
Facade install, featuring a few splashes of color, is ongoing for The Residences at Forest Hills. The three-building, transit-oriented project will include 250 rental apartments, 50 of which are designated affordable, along with over 4,000 square feet of retail space. A lower level parking garage on the site will feature room for 130 cars and 250 bikes.
Aug 01, 2019
First Condo Units Ready for Occupancy at One Dalton
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for a majority of the condominium units on floors 26 through 32 at One Dalton. With this CO in place, closings are also beginning to come in for the luxury project. The 180 condos within One Dalton sit above the 215 room Four Seasons hotel which opened at the end of May. Residents will have access to both the hotel amenities including a fitness center, spa, and curved lap pool and a private club on the 50th floor of the building. Final finishing is expected to last through this summer with the building fully complete sometime in September.
Jul 31, 2019
New Boston Ventures Proposes Mixed-Use Project at 566 Columbus Ave.
New Boston Ventures has filed a project notification form for the development of a mixed-use project at the corner of Columbus & Mass. Avenue. The new 6-story, 66 unit residential building would replace the existing Harriett Tubman House on the site. The U- shaped building would feature a community-oriented ground floor with approximately 5,000 square feet of commercial space, including a social enterprise café with outdoor seating, an art exhibit gallery open to the public, and new, improved and modern community space for USES. The first two floors of the building would contain 11 affordable artist live/work spaces with 55 residential units a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom homeownership units on the upper floors. A below-grade garage would include parking for 42 cars.
The sale of the site will support United South End Settlements revitalization of the 48 Rutland Street Campus.
Jul 29, 2019
401 Congress (Parcel A2) Officially Under Review
BGI has filed the PNF for the 401 Congress Street project in the Seaport on Parcel A2 and the Triangle Parcel. The proposed project would include a total of 675,000 square feet between two buildings, primarily Class A office space with significant space for public and cultural uses.
On Parcel A2 an 18-story tower would contain around 585,000 square feet of office space starting on level three. The building would have two entrances, one from Congress Street and one from the World Trade Center Avenue Viaduct. Both entrances will be connected by an enhanced public space with a 24/7 public elevator and grand sweeping stairs, acting as a nexus between the two levels. A new and elevated pedestrian bridge spanning the I-90 ramp will connect the Office Building to the Triangle Parcel.
The two-story building on the Triangle Parcel would consist of approximately 30,000 square feet to be used as programmable publicly accessible space. Additionally, the Project includes approximately 30,000 square feet of surface improvements along the World Trade Center Avenue Viaduct and beyond the Project’s property lines. It will also feature a landscaped, accessible rooftop that covers the Triangle Building.
Jul 29, 2019
Facade and Window Install Continue for The Smith South End
The brick facade, inspired by the history of the South End, is going up for the first phase of The Smith, South End. The mixed-use project will feature 650 apartments along with 80,000 square feet of office space and 20,000 square feet of retail. Along with the two new construction buildings, The Smith will also include renovations to existing buildings at 575 Albany & 660 Harrison Ave. Completion of the first section of the project is expected in the spring of next year.
Jul 24, 2019
Interior Finishing Wrapping Up for Emerson's Little Building
Emerson's full revamp of the Little Building, across from The Boston Common, is nearly complete with the facade in place and the tower crane removed from the site. The updated residence hall is set to re-open for this coming fall semester. The renovations have added around 290 beds to the building along with increased student and general-purpose social spaces.
Jul 23, 2019
Rough Framing Complete for HRI Concord Highlands
Wood framing is in place for the upcoming 100% affordable residential project along Concord Ave. across from Fresh Pond in Cambridge. HRI Concord Highlands will feature 98 units, a mix of 1 through 3 bedrooms with levels of affordability ranging from below 30% AMI through 100% AMI. Construction is expected to be complete in January 202 and the lottery for the residences will take place this winter.
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