Coastal Dune Repair
Gloucester, MA

OVERVIEW

The March 2, 2018, Nor’easter ‘Riley’ caused severe erosion up and down the MA coastline and in particular to the coastal dune in very close proximity to a home on Coffins Beach in Gloucester, MA. MassDEP issued Emergency Declarations for a limited timeframe for repair and restoration of storm-damaged coastal resource areas without obtaining wetland permits. This dune repair and restoration work was complicated by the mapped habitat of the shorebird Piping Plover by the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program’s (NHESP) Priority Habitat of Rare Species. Hancock Associates coordinated the approval of the construction methodology with MassDEP, the Gloucester Conservation Commission and NHESP. We worked closely with the contractor to oversee the repair and restoration and provided shorebird monitoring services to avoid any disturbance of potential nesting habitat of Piping Plovers. Following the emergency dune repair and restoration, we obtained a wetland permit to build a boardwalk over the restored coastal dune to minimize disturbance of the re-vegetated coastal dune while still maintaining access to the beach.

SERVICES

As-Built Surveys, Boundary Surveys, Certificate of Compliance (COC), Coastal/Inland Environmental Permitting, Construction Observation, Construction Staking, Environmental Compliance Monitoring, Erosion Control Design, Existing Conditions Surveys, FEMA Evaluation Certificates, Lot Stakings, Notice of Intent (NOI), Permitting Support, Plot Plans, Rare and Endangered Species Assessments, Subsurface Sewage Disposal, Topographic Surveys and Mapping, Wetland Resource Delineation and Mapping, Wetland Restoration, Replication and Enhancement, Wetland Surveys

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IN THEIR WORDS

I first worked with Hancock Associates in 2002 on a septic plan for my home renovation. When I went back to them in 2018, my project was much more urgent. I needed a team who I could trust to help save my home and the dunes surrounding it. Hancock Associates immediately took a leadership role, came up with a great plan, worked seamlessly with the state and local environmental organizations, my GC and the rest of the team. During the entire process, they were knowledgeable, thoughtful, efficient and dedicated. I could tell that they truly enjoy the work that they do.

Homeowner

Kimball Farm
Westford, MA

OVERVIEW

Hancock Associates provided environmental, civil engineering and survey services for the modification and permitting of a private wastewater treatment facility at Kimball Farm, a 125-acre, family-oriented entertainment and recreational facility. The facility is housed in a new building with underground tanks at the rear of the property. The wastewater is treated and then travels over a half mile to an acre of fields. It is designed to handle approximately 30,000 gallons of wastewater per day.

SERVICES

Coastal/Inland Environmental Permitting, MEPA Environmental Compliance Monitoring, Notice of Intent (NOI), Permitting Support, Rare and Endangered Species Assessments, Soil Erosion/Sediment Control Design, Wetland Resource Delineation and Mapping, Wetland Restoration, Replication and Enhancement, Wetland Surveys

Danversport Yacht Club
Danvers, MA

OVERVIEW

Hancock Associates’ partnership with the Danversport Yacht Club started in 2001 with assistance in the planning and implementation of a new marina travel lift which included a boat ramp and drainage. Over the years, our partnership has grown to include other facility enhancements such as a sales, maintenance and storage building, a swimming pool, solar panels and more.

SERVICES

As-Built Surveys, Boundary Surveys, Commercial Site Design, Certificate of Compliance (COC), Chapter 91 Waterways License, Coastal/Inland Environmental Permitting, Construction Documentation Preparation, Construction Staking, Construction Observation, Corps of Engineers Section 404 Permits, Environmental Compliance Monitoring, Erosion Control Design, Existing Conditions Surveys, GPS Services, Hydrographic Surveys, Notice of Intent (NOI), NPDES Permits, Permitting Support, Seawall, Float and Pier Permitting Assistance, Soil Erosion/Sediment Control Design, Stormwater Management System Analysis and Design, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), Water and Wastewater Design

IN THEIR WORDS

My father, Joseph DeLorenzo, opened the Danversport Yacht Club and Marina in 1970. Our relationship with Hancock Associates goes back almost that far. Projects move along really well with Hancock. They’re familiar with our property and have experts on staff to handle the wide variety of work needed to be done over the years. DYC continues to rely on Hancock because of their professionalism, work ethic and responsiveness.

Dan DeLorenzo
Co-owner, Danversport