This 50-year old, 760-unit housing development was badly in need of refurbishing. Likewise, the surrounding area of Roxbury had been in a downward spiral economically and socially for years. When the federal government decided it was time to rejuvenate the neighborhood, Nitsch Engineering helped develop new streets and prepared Public Improvement Commission (PIC) street layout drawings, a perimeter property line plan, and a lease area plan. During this three-phase project, we designed the site utilities, layout, and grading. In our design of seven new streets accepted by the City of Boston, Nitsch Engineering established the street layout and the vertical and horizontal geometry; designed new water, sewer, and drainage mains and services; designed street signing and pavement markings; and secured permit approvals. Nitsch Engineering also prepared specifications and drainage and sanitary reports for the Boston Water and Sewer Commission and the PIC, and street discontinuance and easement plans for the PIC. Although the schedule was very tight due to federal funding deadlines — four months from schematic design to building permits — Nitsch Engineering secured all permits on time.