Avalon Residences at the Hingham Shipyard

AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
Hingham, Massachusetts

This redevelopment of an existing commercial site consisted of a five-story, wood-frame structure over podium parking that now accommodates 190 apartments and 298 parking spaces. Access occurs off of two existing private ways within the Hingham Shipyard. HSH provided civil engineering, transportation planning, and traffic engineering services. HSH also prepared the Project Eligibility Letter Application for the client. The project was fast-tracked and received approval of the Comprehensive Permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals within three months of filing. HSH prepared a detailed Transportation Impact and Access Study (TIAS) and a comprehensive off-site mitigation package that required Town, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) coordination to address operational and safety concerns in the study area.