Permitting for Solar Arrays

BSC has provided integrated planning, engineering, permitting, and land surveying to support the development of  corporate solar systems in New England. Specifically, in the communities of Spencer, East Brookfield and North Brookfield, MA, BSC conducted feasibility assessments for siting of solar arrays, relative to stormwater management, site plan review, setbacks, grading, glare and visual impacts.…Read More

Resilient Utility Infrastructure – Flood Mitigation Analysis

BSC Group worked with National Grid to pro-actively plan for and implement a suite flood protection measures associated with the effects of sea-level rise and coastal storm surge inundation to its Electric Utility Infrastructure in Nantucket, MA. BSC conducted advanced GIS modeling of sea-level rise scenarios and hurricane effects to determine site-specific coastal resiliency planning…Read More

Climate Resilient Wetland Replication Design

BSC evaluates sites for opportunities to implement cost-effective climate resilient wetland replication designs that conserve soil carbon and soil moisture, while minimizing introduction of invasive species to the project site. Where conditions support this innovative approach, wetland replication area construction costs can be reduced, while increasing wetland replication success rates, maximizing climate-resiliency and drought resilience,…Read More

Climate Resiliency Services for Cambridge Discovery Park

BSC Group provided integrated services for the redevelopment of a research and development facility with six new buildings and two structured parking garages. Cambridge Discovery Park is located within the 100-year floodplain to the Little River and required the application of Green Infrastructure design elements to compensate for the displacement of floodwaters caused by the…Read More

Beverly Coastal Waterfront Resiliency Plan

BSC Group worked in coordination with the City of Beverly Planning Department to develop a Waterfront Resiliency Plan for the City of Beverly. BSC prepared the grant application for the project, funded by the Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management Coastal Resilient Grant Program, and coordinated the efforts of a diverse set of local, regional, and statewide…Read More

Open Space Initiative and Land Trust Alliance

BSC Group is providing climate resiliency outreach for northern New England land trusts. Outreach efforts provide climate science and GIS expertise to guide land trusts as they incorporate climate resiliency into their strategic conservation plans. BSC Group is providing technical outreach on the use of the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Collaborative's Conservation Planning Atlas, hosted…Read More

Neponset River Esplanade Greenway Trail

Linking urban neighborhoods with the Boston Harborwalk and public transit stations, the Neponset Greenway is a visionary public trail that incorporates dedicated paths with on-street bike lanes along an eight-mile corridor. BSC Group has been involved in numerous phases of the planning and design of the trail, which begins at Mattapan Square on the Boston/Milton line…Read More

Kneeland Street (District 6) Parking Lot Improvements

BSC Group provided engineering design services for the reconstruction of a MassDOT parking facility located at 185 Kneeland Street (District 6) in downtown Boston. The parking lot provides space for 157 vehicles. In keeping with MassDOT's "GreenDOT" implementation plan, the parking lot upgrade was designed with parking stations for plug-in hybrid vehicles as well as…Read More