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).
Dec 13, 2019
566 Columbus Ave. Approved by BPDA
The Boston Planning Board has approved the proposed development project at 566 Columbus Avenue that will replace The Harriett Tubman House. Speaking on behalf of United South End Settlements, the current owner of the property, Maicharia Z. Weir Lytle, President, and CEO discussed the difficult decision to sell the building. She expressed to the board that because of the high costs of maintaining the deteriorating building it is not financially feasible for USES to stay in this location. The sale will allow them to continue to provide services to the community.
The new project from New Boston Ventures will feature 66 condo units including 11 affordable artist live/work spaces along with 5,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and 42 parking spaces.
Dec 13, 2019
65 Unit Affordable Housing Project Approved for 1599 Columbus Ave.
The proposed 65 unit affordable housing development at 1595-1599 Columbus Avenue has been approved by the BPDA. The 6-story building will also feature 4,000 square feet of non-residential space on the ground floor and parking for 21 cars at-grade. The unit mix will include 20 one-bedrooms, 36 two-bedrooms, and 9 three-bedrooms.
Dec 12, 2019
Demo Underway for The Exchange South End
Demo has kicked off of the building that formerly housed the historic Boston Flower Exchange to make way for Exchange South End, the upcoming 1.6 million square foot project that, once complete, will be a next-generation life science and technology urban campus. When asked about the timeline for construction of the first phase of the project, The Abbey Group tells BLDUP, "We are actively marketing the project, we are preparing the site and taking steps to be able to go forward with construction. We don't yet have a specific timetable to share."
While the Boston Flower Exchange represented a physical exchange of goods for much of the 20th century, Exchange South End will represent an exchange of ideas, technology, and culture for the 21st. Located in the South End, one of Boston’s most culturally rich and diverse neighborhoods and home to hundreds of nearby restaurants, bars, retail shops, art galleries, and studios, the site will feature four new state-of-the-art laboratory and office buildings, significantly improving the area’s life science and technology infrastructure. Additionally, the campus will feature 22,000 square feet of retail space and 30,000 square feet of community space.It is anticipated that the site’s original wharf granite slabs will be excavated and incorporated into Albany Green, a one-acre publicly accessible open space at the heart of the campus, as benches, walls, and other park features.
Dec 11, 2019
Interior Finishing Underway for Orient Heights Phase II
Interior finishing is now underway for Phase II of the redevelopment of the Orient Heights public housing development in East Boston. The project included the demolition of 87 existing units in four buildings and the construction of 88 replacement state-funded public housing units in two townhouse buildings and one mid-rise building. Construction is expected to wrap up in the first quarter of 2020.
Dec 09, 2019
Cote Village Financed for $37 Million
Cote Village in Mattapan has been financed for $37,021,000.
The approved mixed-use project to include 76 residential units and 4,172 square feet of ground-floor commercial space in Mattapan. Units will range in size from one to three bedrooms.
The project will also include a 12,000 square foot public plaza with 84 parking spaces.
Dec 09, 2019
Interior Finishing Ongoing for Velo JP: First Units Expected to Open Early 2020
Interior finishing is ongoing for the first set of units at Velo JP (formerly known as The Residences at Forest Hills). The three-building project will include 250 apartments and 4,070 square feet of ground-floor retail. Residents will have access to an array of amenities including an outdoor courtyard with yoga and exercise space and personal garden plots along with a clubhouse to feature community lounge space and fitness center. First residents are expected to move in sometime in early 2020.
Dec 06, 2019
$5M Reno Permit Pulled for Goodwin Procter Offices at 100 Northern Ave.
A permit has been pulled for a $5M renovation to the Goodwin Procter offices at 100 Northern Ave. in the Seaport. Work across the 5th through 7th floors will include build-out of shell space on the 5th floor, select demo of existing space plus renovations to floors 6 and 7. The project will also add a new communicating stair between floors 5 and 6.
Dec 05, 2019
$2.65M Interior Fit Out Permit Pulled for Penthouse Unit at One Dalton
A building permit valued at over $2.65M has been pulled for a penthouse flat unit at One Dalton by The Lagasse Group. The project calls for new walls, mechanical, and finishes. One Dalton, as most of you know, is Boston's newest skyscraper rising 61 stories over the Back Bay offering 180 luxury condo homes over Boston's second Four Seasons Hotel.
Dec 03, 2019
Building Permits Pulled for Cote Village in Mattapan
A series of building permits have been issued for the 5 buildings in the Cote Village development in Mattapan. The permits are valued at over $20M and include the construction of 24 new townhouses along Regis Road. The project will also convert the garage at 820 Cummins highway into a 52 unit building with the addition of 4 levels to the existing structure. Along with a total of 76 units the project will also offer over 4,100 square feet of commercial space plus parking for 84 cars.
Dec 01, 2019
Interior Finishing Underway for First Phase of the Whittier Choice Redevelopment
Interior finishing is now underway for the first phase of the Whittier Choice redevelopment in Roxbury. The redevelopment will create a total of 387 residential units plus around 7,600 square feet of retail space. The new buildings will contain a mix of affordable and market-rate residential units ranging in size from studios to four-bedrooms.
Nov 26, 2019
Permit Pulled for Test Borings at City Hall Plaza
A permit has been pulled for a series of test boring across Boston's City Hall Plaza. Upcoming renovations to the plaza will include updated civic spaces and programming capabilities, as well as added infrastructure that will make the Plaza more sustainable. The renovation also includes 3,000 new welcoming spaces for residents to sit, 12,000 square feet of playscapes for children and families, and 11,000 square feet of terraces for pop-up play and interactive public art.
Nov 26, 2019
South Boston Innovation Campus Now Under Review
Millennium Partners has filed a project notification form for the South Boston Innovation Campus. The plans call for the demolition of the existing warehouse on-site and construction of a 10-story, approximately 381,000 square foot building including laboratory, r&d, and office. Parking for 325 vehicles is also proposed in surface lots and a below-grade garage plus a new public plaza that will extend the series of open spaces along Northern Avenue that stretches across the South Boston Waterfront from Seaport Square to the Marine Industrial Park. Per the filing, construction is expected to begin in late 2020 or early 2021 and last around 2 years.
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