The Viridian

Boston, MA
Key Elements
  • Transit-oriented development 
  • City of Boston permitting 
  • LEED Gold  

Located in Fenway’s urban village at 1282 Boylston Street, residents of the 18-story, 342-unit mixed-use building are centrally located with easy access to trains, buses, and bicycle paths. Nitsch designed new utilities, groundwater recharge, layout, and grading for the site, which includes a two-story below-grade garage, and abutting public and private ways. 

As part of the traffic analysis and circulation report, we conducted a comprehensive study of transportation impacts at several intersections around the project site. We prepared the Project Notification Form (PNF)/Draft Project Impact Report (DPIR) for the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) review process under Article 80 Large Project Review of the Zoning Code, as well as the Transportation Access Plan Agreement (TAPA). We also worked closely with the Contractor and the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) to develop the Construction Management Plans (CMPs) that address construction phase traffic and pedestrian safety at the public ways around the project site. 

Nitsch assisted in the permitting process for the Public Improvement Commission, Boston Water and Sewer Commission, and Department of Environmental Protection; prepared construction specifications; attended and presented at public hearings and meetings; and provided construction administration services.  

Key Collaborators

Owner: The Abbey Group 
Architect: Bruner/Cott Architects and Planners