Upland Woods Residential

Project Overview
Upland Woods is one of many multifamily projects in which KEG was a key part of the team. KEG has worked with Campanelli in the successful completion of many luxury multifamily apartment projects in Massachusetts. Upland Woods is a 262 unit multifamily apartment complex located on 34 acres in Norwood MA. The project is located on a lot in Upland Woods, a mixed use property developed by Campanelli. KEG provided design services for the other facilities in the park including UTI and Moderna.

KEG was responsible for all 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 Upland Woods included a difficult and sometimes contentious permitting process, poor soils, wetlands resource areas and proximity to residential neighbors. The project includes a large emergency wastewater storage tank system that can be utilized during peak downstream conditions. Each challenge was addressed and the project successfully completed.