Concerned about Traffic and Drainage Issues on a Development Project in Town?

March 15, 2023

Municipal Peer Reviews Make A Good Project Better.

Frequently, local board members, abutters, and residents have concerns over new 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, Approval Not Required (ANR), and projects that require zoning relief.

What is a Peer Review?

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

“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 the past 35 years, Howard Stein Hudson has helped municipalities make projects better with peer reviews. Through our new Southeastern Massachusetts office, under the leadership of Steve Findlen, 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, with 30 years’ experience, and his team of technical experts bring a proven track record for addressing municipal concerns that includes his leading the review of over 200 projects for various municipalities in Massachusetts.

Southeastern Communities That Utilized Howard Stein Hudson for Peer Reviews:

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