192 Pleasant Street Condominiums

Watertown, MA

Project Overview

Pleasant Development, LLC retained MEG to coordinate the design and permitting of this 7- unit residential townhouse complex located on a 0.41 acre parcel of land at 192 Pleasant Street in Watertown, Massachusetts.  The redevelopment project consisted of razing an existing industrial use building construction of a 44 unit building with a footprint totaling approximately 6,300 square ft, bituminous pavement access drives and parking area, stormwater management facilities, utilities, site grading and landscaping.   The site in its pre-development state consisted of a one story concrete block manufacturing building and two garages and is almost entirely developed/degraded by pavement, gravel, walls or building structures.  The majority of the site slopes to the south where the site is bordered by land consisting of a bituminous bike path along the Charles River owned The Metropolitan District Commission.  The stormwater management design incorporated sustainable design elements such as bio-retention cells, bio-filter swales and rain gardens which were designed to renovate and attenuate peak flows generated by all storm events and to promote the recharge to groundwater.  These “low-impact” stormwater management techniques were preferred by the Charles River Watershed Association as an organic alternative to stormwater management as they provide a higher level of treatment for removal of nitrogen, phosphorus and metals.  The stormwater management system was designed to be in full compliance with the DEP Stormwater Management Regulations and local requirements. The project also required a special permit and site plan approval from the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals and an Order of Conditions from the Conservation Commission. MEG also provided construction administration services to ensure that the final product was consistent with permit approvals and the value engineered design.