Concerned about Traffic and Drainage Issues on a Development Project for Your Community?

June 19, 2024

Municipal Peer Reviews Make a Good Project Better.

Frequently, local board members, abutters, and residents have concerns over traffic, drainage, septic systems, and construction impacts associated with new development projects.

  • Partnering with an engineering firm to provide an independent review can help address these concerns.
  • Project proposals include Chapter 40B, Chapter 40R, site plan review, special permit applications, and zoning variance applications.

What is a peer review?

A Peer Review is an independent, third-party evaluation performed by professionals within the same discipline.

Steve Findlen presenting findings of a recent project to the Town of Dedham Planning Board, 2024.

“The peer review process that Steve has led on behalf of the Dedham Planning Board over the past 20 years has been so beneficial to the Town. His insight and recommended modifications to the initially submitted site plans and traffic studies as part of this process has resulted in better overall final projects for the Town that have ranged from small residential developments to large , high profile, retail and mixed-use developments.” – John Bethoney, Chair, Dedham Planning Board

For over 35 years, Howard Stein Hudson has helped municipalities make projects better with peer reviews. Through our Bridgewater office, under the leadership of Steve Findlen and Rick Latini, we are positioned to help southeastern Massachusetts’ towns achieve their goals.

We review technical plans and specifications, coordinate with the local board(s), present findings at meetings, and coordinate with town staff, developer, and design engineer.

Steve, Rick, and their dedicated teams of technical specialists have established a stellar reputation for tackling municipal challenges head-on. Their impressive portfolio includes overseeing the evaluation of more than 200 projects for different municipalities across Massachusetts.

Southeastern Communities That Utilized Howard Stein Hudson for Peer Reviews:

Bridgewater, Brockton, Dedham, Edgartown, Franklin, Nantucket, Norfolk, Pembroke, Plymouth, Raynham, Stoughton, Tisbury, Walpole, and Weymouth

Meet Our Experts

Steve Findlen

Manager of Bridgewater Office

Rick Latini, P.E., LEED GreenAssociate

Associate Principal

Madison Blanchard

Civil Designer