Avalon Cohasset

Project Overview
Avalon Cohasset is one of many multifamily projects in which KEG was a key part of the team. KEG has worked with AvalonBay in the successful completion of many luxury multifamily apartment projects in Massachusetts. AvalonBay owns 286 apartment communities containing over 80,000 apartment homes in 11 states and the District of Columbia. Avalon Cohasset is a 225 unit multifamily apartment complex located on 60 acres in Cohasset MA.

KEG was responsible for aspects of the site design and permitting for the project including topographic and property line surveys; provided civil/site design including site layout, grading, and utilities; coordinated transportation planning; prepared all permit applications; coordinated with the Town representatives; and represented the project through the public hearing process.

The project involved complicated local and state permitting. State permits included completion of the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act process and Mass DOT access permitting process. The project was developed pursuant to a Comprehensive Permit under MGL Ch. 40B and included 25% affordable units. KEG has been the design engineer in many Ch. 40B projects throughout the Commonwealth and each one brings a unique set of challenges that must be evaluated and addressed.

The challenges in Avalon Cohasset included a difficult permitting process, poor soils, steep topography, wetlands resource areas, proximity to Trustees of the Reservation open space and the challenges of sewage disposal. Each challenge was addressed and the project successfully opened in 2012.