Services Community Development Urban Revitalization

Poised for the Future

Towns and cities that experience growth also undergo a process of renewal and reinvention. Integrating future needs with smart redevelopment sets communities up for healthy, strong economic growth. Our urban revitalization experts have decades of experience collaborating with clients to plan, develop, and build functional projects that improve community beauty and foster prosperity. We do this while helping clients overcome a myriad of permitting, environmental, utility, and construction challenges.

Working together for a better outcome

Our experts engage stakeholders – area residents, officials, regulators, and developers – to stitch together all their needs for a smooth project outcome. We understand where to find the common ground among the various interests. We recognize the challenges that development in dense, historic neighborhoods can pose. We take all these considerations together to develop a solution that achieves the end goal for all involved.

This often includes consideration for land use restrictions, building codes, changing permit requirements, climate impacts, and rapidly evolving stormwater regulations that demand low impact construction. Our depth of knowledge when it comes to municipal infrastructure and all it entails helps inform a design that minimizes runoff through creative best management practices, reducing long-term maintenance demands and expenses. Our team is staying informed of the latest green building standards and implementing green infrastructure that improves the quality of life for those utilizing the facilities and overall facility performance.

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Named for our most renowned residents – John Hancock and American presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams – the [Hancock Adams] Common is a major step towards Quincy’s revitalization. This project required the rerouting of the four-lane Hancock Street around United First Parish Church…to create open space between the Church, historic City Hall, and Hancock Cemetery… Once that hurdle was overcome, the three-acre Common could begin to take shape. People will now be able to appreciate these historic architectural gems while also enjoying new water features, a tree-lined promenade, and ample seating.

Thomas P. Koch Mayor City of Quincy, MA


Daniel Windsor AICP, PP, LEED AP Practice Leader Community Development

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