Samiotes Consultants, Inc. Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors

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Alewife Brook Parkway Retail Center | Cambridge, Massachusetts

Alewife Brook Parkway Retail Center | Cambridge, Massachusetts

Samiotes Consultants provided civil engineering and land surveying services for a 47,000 sf retail project in the highly visibile Alewife section of Cambridge, MA. The project entailed renovation of an existing 30,000 sf retail building, construction a new 17,000 sf retail building, related site infrastructure and parking lot improvements. SCI secured approvals for the use of Low Impact Designs such as rain gardens and bio-swales from the Cambridge DPW.  Municipal approvals were obtained from the Cambridge Planning Board for an Article 19 Special Permit.  The project also required state permits from the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority and the Department of Conservation and Recreation.  Survey services included documentation of existing conditions: an interior survey of the existing retail structure proposed to be renovated for tenant fit-outs and a certified plot plan for building permits, an ALTA survey and construction layout including the layout of the steel within industry accepted standards.  This project won the 2010 GoGreen Award from the City of Cambridge for its innovative stormwater design.

Client/Designer: Linear Retail

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Miltons | Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Miltons | Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Samiotes Consultants provided civil engineering and land surveying services for the expansion of Miltons, the store for men, located in the Chestnut Hill section of Newton. The 2-story expansion added 6,440 sf of space. SCI designed the drainage system and the grading. SCI also realigned the parking lot, creating 24 new spaces. Survey services included an existing conditions survey of the property.  Approvals were obtained from the City of Newton.

Client/Designer: Arrowstreet and Miltons

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CVS | Wayland and Brighton, Massachusetts

CVS | Wayland and Brighton, Massachusetts

Samiotes Consultants Inc. provided civil engineering and land surveying services for converting a gas station in Cleveland Circle in Brighton. This project was completed as a core and shell design for development by CVS Corporation. SCI designed the water system, sanitary sewer, storm drainage, grading and hardscape, as well as providing Construction Administration for the project. SCI also performed a survey, which was the basis for the Existing Conditions Plan, and prepared as-built plans as required. Approvals were obtained from Boston Water and Sewer Commission and Inspectional Services. Additionally, SCI provided civil engineering and land surveying services for potential development by CVS Corporation in Wayland.  SCI designed and gained Board of Health Approval for a septic system at a site on Main Street that was not constructed due to larger permitting issues (exclusive of SCI involvement).  SCI also performed construction layout survey services, for the CVS constructed on Boston Post Road (Route 20).

Client/Designer: Circle Ventures, New England Retail Construction, VHB

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Watertown Square Plaza | Watertown, Massachusetts

Watertown Square Plaza | Watertown, Massachusetts

Samiotes Consultants Inc. provided civil engineering services for a new, 21,000 sf retail store plaza in historic Watertown Square, on the corner of Arsenal and Mt. Auburn Streets. These services included gaining approvals, and design of all civil engineering aspects of the project: water service, storm drainage, and sanitary sewer, as well as site grading and layout of 29 new parking spaces and a loading dock (for which SCI conducted a simulation of truck movement). This project also included designing an ADA accessible ramp along the face of the new building. Challenges included the small lot size, the historic urban setting, and maximizing the parking area. Approvals were obtained from the Planning Board, DPW, Historic Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.

Client/Designer: The Growth Companies

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Winchester Saving Bank | Woburn and Arlington, Massachusetts

Winchester Saving Bank | Woburn and Arlington, Massachusetts

Samiotes Consultants Inc. provided civil engineering and land surveying services for the Winchester Saving Bank branches in Woburn and Arlington. These services included site design - parking spaces, access driveways, concrete walls, and sidewalks - as well as storm drainage system design. The Woburn site needed expansion of the existing infiltration system. The walkways and grading were designed to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Arlington site is located within Mystic River Outer Riparian zone, and required obtaining approval from the Arlington Conservation Commission.

Client/Designer: Approach Architects

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