Vanasse & Associates, Inc. (VAI) is a New England based Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning and Engineering firm specializing in state and local permitting of private development projects and providing transportation services to cities and towns. Our expertise includes traffic impact analysis, transportation planning, traffic engineering, roadway design, traffic signal design, construction services, and expert witness court testimony. Today’s complex and challenging projects require a team-based approach applying our technical expertise, process knowledge and extensive interface between clients, municipalities and state agencies as we lead our clients through the permitting process. Our goal at VAI is to efficiently move through project approvals and balance the needs of our clients, the communities, and the environment, while challenging our staff to grow and share with our success.
Jun 23, 2020
Exterior Work Nearly Complete for 350 Unit Project Just North of Boston
Exterior work is nearly complete for Hanover Mystic River, just north of Boston. The multifamily project will feature 350 units in total a mix of studios through three bedrooms. The residences will feature high ceilings, frameless custom cabinetry, spacious kitchen islands along with spa-inspired bathrooms with large soaking tubs. Amenities will include a resident clubhouse, fitness center, and pool.
Photo: Hanover Mystic River
Jun 15, 2020
Framing Underway for 2nd & 3rd Residential Buildings at Arsenal Yards
Framing is now underway for the 2nd and 3rd residential within Arsenal Yards, surrounding what will be Bond Square. In total, the BLVD & Bond apartments will offer 300 units plus a fitness center, clubroom, and roof deck.
Photos: Boylston Properties
May 17, 2020
Demo Complete for Watertown Condo Project
Demo has wrapped up at 101 North Beacon Street in Watertown to make way for an approved 28 unit condo project. The upcoming 3-story building will also include 41 parking spaces, bike store and bike fix-it station. The development is located just a few blocks from Watertown Square.
May 13, 2020
Exterior Work Ongoing for Dual-Brand Hotel in Wrentham
Exterior work and window install are ongoing for the Springhill Suites and TownePlace Suites by Marriott within the Ledgeview Way development in Wrentham. The dual-branded hotel will include 160 rooms and is expected to open this fall.
May 09, 2020
Various Stages of Construction Ongoing for 3 Building Mixed-Use Project in Weymouth
Facade install is underway for the first building within the 3 building mixed-use project at 1500 Main Street in Weymouth. Framing and window install are ongoing for the second building within the project and the concrete core is in place for the third. In total the development will include 237 apartments, a mix of studios through 3-bedrooms, plus 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The development is located just steps from the South Weymouth Commuter Rail Station.
Apr 17, 2020
With Additional Safety Protocols in Place Construction Continues at Arsenal Yards
With additional safety measures in place, construction continues at Arsenal Yards in Watertown. The project team has reduced the workforce on-site by around 70% which allows for those at work to maintain social distancing guidelines. Workers must also complete a drive-thru temperature check every morning and supervisors are keeping daily logs to ensure no worker is permitted to work if they are unwell. At the site currently, exterior work is ongoing for the mixed-use building set to include the Roche Brothers, parking, and a portion of the 300+ apartments of Blvd & Bond. Foundation & footing work is also ongoing for the other two apartment buildings toward the center of the site. When open Blvd & Bond will offer modern studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments along with a sleek fitness center, roof deck, and welcoming club room.
Apr 06, 2020
Construction Ongoing for Fieldstone Way in Wellesley
Various stages of construction are ongoing across the 12 acre Fieldstone Way project in Wellesley. The development will feature 44 units in a total, a mix of townhomes and duplex units. Home designs will offer a variety of floor plans ranging in size from 900 to 2,700 square feet of living space that can be finished to the buyer’s preferences. The first homes are expected to be completed later this spring.
Mar 31, 2020
FinanceBoston Secures $25.7M Financing in Wrentham
FinanceBoston, a commercial real estate capital advisory firm, has arranged $25,715,000 in construction financing for Springhill Suites by Marriott and TownePlace Suites by Marriott, a 160-unit, dual-brand hotel development in Wrentham, MA. The developer is RAVentures of Westford, MA. The hotels will be the final piece of a multi-phased 53-acre project at 65 Ledgeview Way, at the intersection of I-495 and U.S. Route 1. The hotels will open in September 2020.
The transaction was handled by Doug Landry, a Partner at FinanceBoston. “The financing was completed with a syndicate of local lenders, who saw the potential for the site and who are well aligned with my client’s vision for the construction of this property,“ said Landry. “I am excited to see the finished project, which will add much-needed room count to an underserved hotel market.”
Mar 30, 2020
Permit App Submitted for 101 North Beacon in Watertown
Earlier this month, The Maggiore Companies filed a building permit application for the approved multi-family development at 101 North Beacon Street in Watertown. The building would feature 28 condos along with 41 parking spaces. The permit value is estimated at $5,425,000.
Mar 24, 2020
Siding & Window Install Ongoing for Hanover Mystic River
Siding is going up and windows are being installed across the 5-story mixed-use project at 61 Locust Street in Medford. Hanover Mystic River will feature 350 luxury apartments along with nearly 6,000 square feet of retail space. The building is organized around two inter-connected courtyards and a parking garage that is wrapped by residential units on all four sides, completely concealing its 400 parking spaces. Resident amenities will include a clubhouse and outdoor pool.
Mar 20, 2020
Demo Permit Apps Filed for Allston Square Project
A series of demo permit applications have been filed for various addresses in Allston to make way for the approved Allston Square project. Allston Square is set to include over 350,000 square feet of space across 6 buildings. The mixed-use project will offer 348 units of housing, including 237 condominium units and 104 rental apartments along with more than 10,000 square feet of additional street-level open space, 9,000 square feet of public art space, and 15,765 square feet of new retail space. The project won BPDA approval this past November.
Mar 03, 2020
Foundation, Core, Frame, and Renovation Work Continues at Arsenal Yards
Progress continues on the 7-building live, work, play destination, Arsenal Yards along the Charles River in Watertown. Foundation and core work is ongoing for buildings C and D which will be the apartments and retail space surrounding Bond Square. Framework construction continues for buildings B and F which will become residential/mixed-use and the Hampton Inn Suites, respectively. Renovations on the original structures, buildings A and E are finishing as many retail tenants have moved in. The most recent opening being the Majestic 7 movie theater which offers the lovely reclining seats and a full bar.
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