US Army Family Housing Redevelopment

Client: ACOE

Construction Cost: $30M

Key Facts:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Transportation Planning
  • Survey

GM2 teamed with an architectural firm and a contractor, is providing design and construction phase services for a new Army workforce housing complex under the Department of Defense (DOD) Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE). The complex consists of two housing clusters comprised of a town house style units and single-family units.

The overall scope of work included survey, civil, environmental, geotechnical and transportation planning for the demolition of the existing aged infrastructure and housing units and design and construction oversite of the new complex.

Site challenges included the protection of the onsite pond that has a direct hydraulic connection to Lake Cochituate which is classified as a Critical Area of Environmental Concern by MADEP. To address this GM2 mapped and located the resource areas as part of the existing conditions base plan and filed  Notices of Intent for both the demolition and the new construction. Because of the significant environmental concern, a comprehensive drainage system was designed to meet/exceed the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Storm Water Management Policy. A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SPPP) was also required to fulfill EPS policies.

Other work entailed the design of two new access roads and two new on-site sewer lift stations to facilitate the shallow municipal mains in the area. All onsite water and sewer were re-designed and electric communications and security were coordinated with the ACOE and various utility companies. GM2 also provided geotechnical service for historically filled property.

The design of the Heritage way Hamlet included a central park or common space area that included a picnic area, basketball courts and a playground. GM2 is currently wrapping up the construction phase services and as-builts for the site.