Land development engineering and permitting covers a broad range of design and regulatory approvals.  Here is a more comprehensive list of what we can do for you, the developer, the municipality, or the homeowner:

Site/Civil Engineering

  • Commercial, retail, and industrial site planning and design
  • Subdivision design for all types of projects including preliminary, definitive, and Form A (approval not required) plans
  • Sports field and recreational facilities design including natural and synthetic turf fields
  • Stormwater management studies and design
  • Site grading, drainage, layout and utilities design
  • Water supply system design
  • Wastewater collection system design and sewer extension permitting
  • Septic system design, inspections permitting and variance applications, per MA Title 5
  • Soil evaluation and percolation testing
  • Package wastewater treatment system program development, evaluation and selection services for projects with large flow rates
  • Cellular/Communications Tower Site Engineering and Permitting
  • Preparation of contract documents (plans, specifications and engineer’s estimates) appropriate for public bidding for municipal projects
  • Public bidding services including advertising, bid opening and contractor reference checking
  • Flood studies to remove houses and commercial buildings from erroneously mapped FEMA flood zones
  • Engineering peer review services

Permitting Services: Local, State, and Federal

◊ Environmental/Wetlands Permitting including

  • Request for Determination of Applicability (RDA)
  • Notice of Intent (NOI)
  • Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation (ANRAD)
  • Request for Certificate of Compliance (R-COC)

◊ State Environmental Permitting Under the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA)

  • Environmental Notification Form (ENF)
  • Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR)
  • Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
  • Phase One Waivers (Allows the first phase of a project to move forward prior to filing an EIR.)
  • Notice of Project Change (NPC)

◊ Land Use Permitting including

  • Local Site Plan Review/Approval Process
  • Local Subdivision Approval Process under the Subdivision Control Law
  • MGL Chapter 40A, Zoning Act
  • MGL Chapter 40B, Comprehensive Permit
  • MGL Chapter 40R, Smart Growth Zoning

◊ Wastewater Permitting including

  • Sewer Extension Permits from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MA DEP)
  • Septic System Permitting with the local Board of Health per MA DEP Title 5 and any additional local regulations
  • Groundwater Discharge Permitting

◊ Federal Construction Permitting

  • Applications for coverage under the EPA’s Construction General Permit (CGP) and preparation of the required Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).  We also provide site inspectional services during construction, which is required upon granting of coverage under the CGP.

Land Surveying Services

      Our Land Surveying Department utilizes state of the art technology in land surveying equipment and software. JDE’s field teams are specialized in the use of total stations, data collectors, GPS equipment and automatic levels. JDE’s extensive land surveying experience has been acquired through assignments throughout Massachusetts for architectural firms, engineering firms, developers, builders, contractors, lawyers, public agencies and private clients. Land surveys have been provided ranging from small to large-scale commercial and residential sites.

Our firm is offers the following surveying related services:

  • Boundary Determination Surveys/Property Line Stakeouts
  • Highly Detailed Existing Conditions And As-Built Surveys
  • Utility Corridor Surveys
  • Condominium Surveys
  • Land Court Surveys
  • Construction Layout Services
  • ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys
  • FEMA Elevation Certificate Surveys
  • Cellular/Communications Tower Site Surveys
  • Certified Plot Plans
  • Ground Control For Aerial Mapping
  • GPS Topographical Surveys
  • Rooftop Surveys for Solar Arrays

Land Planning Services

  • Facilities Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Conceptual Plans
  • Design Alternatives and Construction Cost Estimates
  • Evaluation of the expected permitting process for local, state and federal levels
  • Zoning changes

Construction Phase Services

  • Owner’s representative services
  • Construction administration and management
  • Construction observations and clerk of the works
  • Resident engineering services
  • Site inspections per a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) prepared for EPA Construction General Permit (CGP) coverage
  • Construction Layout
  • Foundation Stakeout
  • Foundation Certifications