REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Development Projects

 

Redevelopment of Waltham Hospital, Waltham, Massachusetts
As a part of a proposed zoning change, Conley Associates, Inc. was retained by Boulder Capital LLC to investigate the traffic impacts associated with a number of potential development scenarios for the site. Development alternatives included additional hospital and medical office space and a parking structure as well as varying degrees of residential development on a portion of the site. The zone change was granted and Conley Associates, Inc. performed a full traffic study for a 300 unit residential development. Areas of concern identified by the Transportation Director included overall site circulation, neighborhood impacts, signalization of area intersections, and the proximity of new schools. As part of mitigation for the project, Conley Associates, Inc. developed signalization plans for two study area intersections.

Haystack Hotel and Residential Development, Wilmington, Vermont
Conley Associates, Inc. prepared a Traffic Impact Study for the proposed development of 200 hotel units and 250 residential units to be located at Haystack Mountain in Wilmington, Vermont. Traffic data from previous traffic studies was obtained, and Conley Associates, Inc. determined the expected project impact at four area intersections. As a mitigation measure, Conley Associates, Inc. recommended the widening of Ski Area Access Road to accommodate both a left turn exiting lane and a right turn exiting lane which was expected to improve operations and reduce delay.

Condominium Development, Revere, Massachusetts
Conley Associates, Inc. assessed the traffic impacts associated with a proposed 250-unit condominium development to be located on Revere Beach Boulevard in Revere, Massachusetts. As part of the analysis, Conley Associates, Inc. took into consideration the seasonal traffic fluctuation associated with Revere Beach area. The study area was determined based on area commuting traffic patterns and the intersections most likely to be impacted by the proposed development. Conley Associates, Inc. determined area mode share percentages from data obtained from the Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) and trip distribution percentages based on U.S. Census Journey To Work Data for Revere residents. Due to the project`s location on a Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) roadway, Conley Associates, Inc.`s Traffic Impact Study was also submitted to the DCR for approval.

Packards Corner Residential Development. Boston, Massachusetts
Conley Associates, Inc. has assessed the traffic impacts associated with a proposed 204-unit residential development and above grade 412-space parking structure to be located on Brighton Avenue at Packards Corner in Boston, Massachusetts. Due to the highly trafficked, multi-modal nature of the project location, Conley Associates, Inc., analyzed the project impact on vehicular and pedestrian traffic with consideration for the transit usage in the area. Vehicle traffic volumes were collected at eight study area intersections; pedestrian volumes were collected at Packards Corner adjacent to the site; and Conley Associates, Inc. obtained area public transit ridership data from the Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS). Based on the existing traffic volume data and conversations with Boston Transportation Department (BTD) regarding future traffic conditions as well as aggressive modal splits in the area, Conley Associates, Inc. determined the project impact on the extensive study area. As potential traffic demand management measures, Conley Associates, Inc. suggested the installation of more bike racks on the premises and reserving at least one garage parking space for a car-sharing vehicle.

ACT 250 and Local Permitting for Proposed Kingswood Condominium Development in West Dover, Vermont
Conley Associates, Inc. determined the traffic impact of a proposed 30-unit residential condominium development to be located adjacent to and accessed via the same access road as the existing Kingswood Residential Development in West Dover, Vermont. Conley Associates, Inc. determined that the proposed development is not expected to increase delay by more than 1.5 seconds per vehicle at any of the intersections studied. Conley Associates, Inc. staff presented the traffic findings at the ACT 250 hearing as well as at local hearings to permit the project.

Redevelopment of Former State Hospital, Waltham, Massachusetts
Conley Associates, Inc. was retained by Jefferson at Waltham, L.P. to determine the impact of the proposed redevelopment of the former Waltham State Hospital. The proposed development would consist of 300-units of residential development to be located on Trapelo Road in Waltham. The City of Waltham was particularly concerned with the impact of the development on a nearby-signalized intersection, which currently experiences lengthy delays and queues. Mitigation for the development included a large dollar contribution to the City of Waltham. This contribution would be used towards mitigation in the Trapelo Road corridor, specifically the provision of left turn lanes in the site vicinity. Mitigation would also include the proponent`s funding a detailed intersection study to analyze another critical study area intersection and then provide the City of Waltham with a fair share contribution towards the cost of the recommended improvements.

Proposed Residential Development, Beverly, Massachusetts
The proposed redevelopment would convert an existing vacant 68,000 square foot vacant nursing home into 43 units of condominium. With 11 off-site intersections, the study area was quite extensive and included the Route 128 Exit 19 Ramps to Brimbal Avenue and Sohier Road. Based on the operational analysis conducted in the study area, a number of intersections were currently experiencing lengthy delays during the peak hours. However, these intersections were generally concentrated to the north of the study area and typically provide access to and from Route 128. The traffic associated with the proposed site redevelopment was not expected to cause a degradation of level of service at any of the study area intersections and would, in fact, only increase the delay on any approach by approximately two seconds per vehicle.

Proposed Kettle Brook Lofts Residential Development, Worcester, Massachusetts
Conley Associates, Inc. analyzed the traffic impacts associated with a proposed residential development on Route 9 (Main Street) near the Leicester Town Line. The property was a large, vacant, factory building that would be converted to 109 units of condominium and two single-family homes. The City of Worcester was particularly concerned with site access given its frontage on Main Street and the construction of a bridge onsite that would connect it to Aldena Road, a small residential street located behind the site. To prevent cut through traffic on neighborhood streets, access to Aldena Road was restricted to emergency vehicles only and the main portion of the site would be accessed via Main Street. Of the three existing curb cuts on Main Street, Conley Associates, Inc. recommended that one driveway should provide full access, one driveway should allow right turns out only, and that the third driveway should be restricted to trucks only.

Balancing Rock Over 55 Residential Community, Holliston, Massachusetts
Conley Associates, Inc. assessed the traffic impacts of Balancing Rock Village, an age-restricted residential development to be located on Washington Street in Holliston, Massachusetts. Based on the analysis, Conley Associates, Inc. determined that both site drives on Washington Street were expected to operate at acceptable conditions in the Build condition. Conley Associates, Inc. also reviewed the internal site geometry and circulation and made several recommendations to improve operations and safety. Recommendations included: installation of stop signs at both site driveways on Washington Street, installation of a centerline on internal site roadways, and one-way circulation for several roadways located within the development.

Killington Mixed-Use Campus Development, Killington, Vermont
Conley Associates, Inc. analyzed the traffic impact of a proposed hotel, condominium, and retail development to be located near the intersection of Killington Road at Route 4 in Killington, Vermont. Conley Associates, Inc. calculated the trip generation associated with the three, planned stages of construction using industry standards and added it to existing traffic in the study area. Following VTrans standards throughout the traffic analysis, Conley Associates, Inc. determined that the proposed mixed-use development would not change the level of service at the intersection of Killington Road at Route 4.

Permitting the Pier 4 Development, South Boston, Massachusetts
Conley Associates, Inc. was retained by New England Development (as a subconsultant to H.W. Lochner) to prepare the transportation component of the Environmental Impact Report submissions for a one million square-foot mixed-use development to be located on Pier 4 in South Boston. The proposed development consisted of a mix of office, hotel, housing, restaurant, and civic space. Issues of concern included the provision of additional transit trips to South Boston, a detailed Transportation Demand Management Program, and parking, bicycle, and pedestrian accommodation on the site. Conley Associates, Inc. determined the existing and future transportation conditions in the study area-including the traffic operations, transit supply, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, parking, and loading and service area operations. Conley Associates, Inc. worked closely with the Boston Transportation Department to develop trip generation rates for the proposed project and determine the net site impact over Central Artery assumptions for the site. Conley Associates, Inc. also coordinated with various public agencies in order to determine the future transportation supply and demand in the South Boston Waterfront District. In the future conditions, Conley Associates, Inc. accounted for the site trips from the Silver Line Transitway project, other potential transit developments, as well as the roadway projects underway.

Mixed Use Development, Wellesley, Massachusetts
Conley Associates, Inc. determined the transportation impacts of a proposed mixed-use development to be located in Wellesley, Massachusetts. An existing inn and restaurant would be redeveloped into 20 condominium units, 6,700 square-feet (sf) of retail space, and 6,700 sf of restaurant space. Conley Associates, Inc. conducted an extensive data collection effort for this study including daily traffic volumes along Washington Street and Grove Street, peak hour counts at four intersections, as well as a parking inventory and occupancy study. The proposed development would accommodate parking for residents and some retail patrons, although some off site parking would be necessary. Conley Associates, Inc. determined that although area parking was at its maximum capacity until approximately 2:00 PM, a significant number of parking spaces would be available in the early evening hours for the retail and restaurant portion of the mixed-use development

Killington Mixed-Use Campus Development, Killington, Vermont
Conley Associates, Inc. analyzed the traffic impact of a proposed hotel, condominium, and retail development to be located near the intersection of Killington Road at Route 4 in Killington, Vermont. Conley Associates, Inc. calculated the trip generation associated with the three, planned stages of construction using industry standards and added it to existing traffic in the study area. Following VTrans standards throughout the traffic analysis, Conley Associates, Inc. determined that the proposed mixed-use development would not change the level of service at the intersection of Killington Road at Route 4.

Mixed-Use Development, Harvard, Massachusetts
Conley Associates, Inc. assessed the traffic impacts expected as a result of a proposed mixed-use development to be located on Ayer Road in Harvard, Massachusetts. The development will consist of four lots accessed by one driveway and will include office and retail space and a Dunkin` Donuts. The traffic study focused on the weekday AM and PM commuter peak periods due to the mixed-use nature of the development. Using both locally collected and industry standard data, Conley Associates, Inc. determined the expected trip generation and concluded that the intersection on Ayer Road would warrant a southbound left-turn lane for vehicles entering the site due to the heavy traffic volumes on Ayer Road.

Quechee Mixed-Use Development, Quechee/Hartford, Vermont
Conley Associates, Inc. determined the appropriate land use and size of a development along VT Route 4 between the I-89 Exit 1 ramps by using the capacity of the existing transportation facilities as the determining factor. The preferred building program consisted of 70 units of single family housing, 50,000 square feet of retail development, and a 100,000 square foot office building. It was determined that by having a balanced mixed-use development, the site would be able to be developed to its potential while having the least detrimental impact to the operations of VT Route 4 at the site driveway during the peak hours.

Permitting the Trade Center Executive Park, Woburn, Massachusetts
Conley Associates, Inc. was retained by Cummings Properties to prepare the transportation component of the Draft and Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) submissions for a proposed office building in Woburn, Massachusetts. The proposed 540,000 square foot (sf) office building would replace an existing 156,000 sf building located on Sylvan Road. Conley Associates, Inc. determined the existing and future transportation conditions in the study area and calculated the impact of the project on transit, pedestrians and traffic operations. Because the project is in close proximity to Route 38 and Interstate 95, both of which are under state jurisdiction, Conley Associates, Inc. and the project team coordinated with MassHighway officials to determine the appropriate mitigation commitments for this project.

Site Redevelopment, Waltham, Massachusetts
Conley Associates, Inc. conducted an analysis of the traffic impacts of redeveloping an existing manufacturing facility located at 341 Second Avenue in Waltham. The redevelopment involved construction of a 60,000 square foot office building on the site of an existing 26,000 square foot manufacturing building. Despite the increase in traffic associated with the development, it was determined that the project would not affect the overall level of service at the study area intersections. The Traffic Impact Study was submitted to the City Traffic Engineer and City Council for their review.

Traffic Impact Study for Proposed Office Building, Waltham, Massachusetts
Conley Associates, Inc. was retained by the Nelson Companies to determine the impact of redeveloping a site between Third and Fourth Avenue in Waltham. Two existing buildings totaling 8,500 square feet of space were to be replaced by 235,000 square feet of office space. The City of Waltham had concerns about the project`s impact on the signalized intersection of Winter Street at Wyman StreetTotten Pond RoadThird Avenue, given the relocation of the Route 128 Ramp and geometric changes expected at that intersection in the future. The City also requested that the impact of another proposed office building, to be located on Fourth Avenue, be considered in the analysis. Meetings were held with the City of Waltham Traffic Engineer, and public hearings were held with the City Traffic Commission and with the City Council.

Mixed Use Retail Development, Gloucester, Massachusetts
Conley Associates, Inc. determined the expected traffic impact associated with a proposed mixed use development consisting of a local home appliance store; a Family Dollar Store; an industrial and construction wholesale store; a Consumer Auto Parts Store, and undetermined retail space. The development was the second of two redevelopments to occur around the Gloucester MBTA Commuter Rail Station. As part of the second redevelopment, land was used by the MBTA to increase the number of off street parking spaces for use by train riders. The commuter rail riders parking in nearby retail parking lots and on street parking spaces were surveyed. Conley Associates, Inc. analyzed the parking usage around the MBTA station to determine the demand for the new off street parking.

Proposed Shops at Ocean`s Gate, Marshfield, Massachusetts
Conley Associates, Inc. completed a Traffic Impact Study (TIS) for a proposed retail and restaurant development to be located just west of the intersection of Route 139 (Ocean Street) at Webster Street in Marshfield. The downtown site would be redeveloped to include 39,200 square feet of retail and restaurant uses. The site is located in a busy downtown area and parking will be provided through a mix of on-street spaces and off-street spaces in a Town owned parking lot located directly behind the site. Conley Associates, Inc. recommended signage and traffic islands to promote the one-way circulation pattern proposed in one alternative and also recommended the elimination of several angled spots near the Webster Street access to prevent conflicts between entering and exiting vehicles onsite.

Traffic Impact Study for Proposed Wal-Mart Expansion, Bennington, Vermont
Conley Associates, Inc. was retained by Redstone Construction, Inc. to determine the traffic impact of a 61,000 square foot expansion to an existing Wal-Mart located in Monument Plaza on Northside Drive in Bennington, Vermont. Conley Associates, Inc. had previously conducted a traffic impact study within the shopping plaza for a Wendy`s Restaurant and was therefore familiar with the traffic operations along Northside Drive. Taking into consideration two developments currently under construction, Conley Associates, Inc. assessed the traffic operations at the study area intersections for the 2005 Existing Design Hourly Volumes, the 2010 No Build, and the 2010 Build conditions. Conley Associates, Inc. is currently deciding mitigation measures that are necessary to Northside Drive corridor due to the additional traffic expected to visit the shopping plaza.

Proposed Lexus Dealership in Watertown, Massachusetts
Conley Associates, Inc. prepared the Traffic Impact Study for the proposed relocation of a Lexus Dealership in Watertown, Massachusetts. The existing Lexus Dealership would be relocated from North Beacon Street to 314 Arsenal Street. The trip generation of the proposed site was determined using existing and future customer data provided by Lexus of Watertown and then compared to data contained in the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Trip Generation manual. The trip distribution for the proposed site was based on a gravity model evaluating the population density and the annual income per capita of the surrounding areas. Conley Associates, Inc. determined that the relocation of the project would not result in a significant impact at any of the study area intersections.

Proposed Walgreens Pharmacy, Bourne, Massachusetts
Following Cape Cod Commission guidelines for conducting traffic impact studies, Conley Associates, Inc. determined the expected traffic impact of a proposed 10,000 square-foot Walgreens pharmacy to be located at 123 Waterhouse Road in Bourne, Massachusetts. The site is located between Route 28, a median separated four-lane roadway; and Waterhouse Road, a relatively low traffic volume road. In order to minimize the site`s impact on Route 28, the Route 28 access to the site was limited to only right-turns into the site, and full access to the site was reserved uniquely for Waterhouse Road. Conley Associates, Inc. determined that the site driveway on Waterhouse Road would operate at an acceptable level of service, and vehicles on Route 28 currently experiencing delay when attempting to u-turn or access Waterhouse Road would continue to experience delay with or without the project development.

Residential and Retail Development, Dorchester, Massachusetts
Conley Associates, Inc. assessed the traffic impacts associated with the above-mentioned project. The proposed 75 units of residential development with 5,000 square feet of street level retail will be located on River Street in Dorchester, Massachusetts. An unused Knights of Columbus building currently occupies the site. The weekday PM peak period (4:00 to 6:00 PM), the critical time period for the combined uses of the residential and retail land uses, was studied for this analysis which was scoped by the Boston Transportation Department (BTD). The impacts of the project in this area, which is well served by transit, are expected to be minimal.

Proposed Commercial Development, Mashpee, Massachusetts
Conley Associates, Inc. assessed the expected traffic impacts associated with the proposed development of a convenience market and commercial space to be located on Main Street (Route 130) in Mashpee, Massachusetts. The current and future traffic safety conditions at three adjacent intersections along Main Street were of particular concern to the Town of Mashpee. Conley Associates, Inc. researched MassHighway accident data for the study area intersections and recommended the realignment of the skewed, T-type intersection of Main Street at South Sandwich Road to improve visibility.

Mixed-Use Development, Boston, Massachusetts
Conley Associates, Inc. determined the expected traffic impact associated with a proposed three-floor, mixed-use development to consist of an Asian American supermarket, a Chinese restaurant, and supporting office space for the supermarket and restaurant. Conley Associates, Inc. conducted intensive trip generation collection at several Boston locations in order to determine a more accurate trip estimate and mode choice percentage for this development. Due to the urban location of this development and to reduce the number of single-occupancy-vehicle trips, a shuttle service between China Town and the proposed development was recommended and implemented. Conley Associates, Inc. worked with the Boston Transportation (BTD) on several different route and bus stop locations before determining the optimal solution.

Traffic Impact Analysis for Proposed Wendy`s Restaurant, Brattleboro, Vermont
Conley Associates, Inc. conducted traffic impact analysis for a proposed Wendy`s restaurant with drive through window to be located on US Route 5 in Brattleboro, Vermont. The proposed site is located south of the Route 9/Route 5 rotary and north of the intersection of US Route 5 at Black Mountain Road. The intersection analysis concentrated on the US Route 9/Route 5 rotary and was reviewed by the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans). The impact of the proposed Wendy`s Restaurant was determined following VTrans methodologies and the results were presented to the local development review board, where it was approved after only one appearance. Conley Associates, Inc. worked with VTrans to develop an appropriate mitigation for the proposed development. The proponent would provide the land (or an easement) for a sidewalk that would complete pedestrian access to this area.

Site Redevelopment, Auburn, Massachusetts
Conley Associates, Inc. calculated the traffic impacts associated with a dramatic site redevelopment in Auburn, Massachusetts. An existing office/retail building would be razed and a bank branch would be located elsewhere on the site. The proposed site layout, including parking supply and three drive-through lanes, was reviewed and the traffic impacts were calculated. Improvements to mitigate traffic impacts include the modification of the site layout to accommodate connections to adjacent parcels and parking areas in order to minimize unnecessary travel on adjacent roadways.

State and Local Permitting for Vermont Federal Credit Union, St. Albans, Vermont
Conley Associates, Inc. performed the transportation permitting efforts associated with the Vermont Federal Credit Union site in St. Albans, Vermont. A detailed traffic impact study following Vermont Agency of Transportation guidelines was completed for the property that abuts and has direct access from US Route 7. The traffic analysis accounted for significant changes anticipated in the signalization and roadway configuration in the area as well as the traffic anticipated from a number of big box retail developments nearby. The traffic impact study was used for both local permitting and ACT 250 permitting for the site.

Proposed Olive Garden Restaurant, Marlborough, Massachusetts
As a sub-consultant to H.W. Lochner, Conley Associates, Inc. analyzed the potential traffic impacts of a proposed 7,405 square feet (177 seat) Olive Garden Restaurant to be located on Donald J. Lynch Boulevard, across from a proposed 100,000 square-foot retail development that Conley Associates, Inc. was also permitting in Marlborough, Massachusetts. One issue of concern in this study was the Bigelow Street neighborhood, which was expected to receive approximately nine percent of the trips generated by the proposed development based on the retail trip distribution developed in the area. However, Conley Associates, Inc. determined that significantly less traffic uses those neighborhood streets than estimated in the other studies. In addition to analyzing the potential impacts of the proposed development, Conley Associates, Inc. also assisted in the signal timing plans of the site driveway intersection, where specific attention was paid to expected lengthy queues. The Olive Garden Restaurant site was permitted and is currently in operation.

Panera Bread, Waltham, Massachusetts
Conley Associates, Inc. performed a trip generation analysis due to the redevelopment of a KB Toy Store into a Panera Bread location within a strip mall. Conley Associates, Inc. determined the impact on parking in the strip mall parking lot, and the traffic impact on local roadways during the weekday morning peak hour and the midday peak hour.

Proposed Subway Restaurant, Waltham, Massachusetts
Conley Associates, Inc. assessed the traffic and parking impacts associated with a proposed 1,700 square foot Subway to be located in the River City Shopping Plaza on River Street in Waltham. Conley Associates, Inc. determined the trip generation of the project during the weekday midday, weekday afternoon, and Saturday midday peak periods. Conley Associates, Inc. conducted a parking occupancy study at the shopping plaza over the course of a typical weekday to determine the availability of parking during the weekday midday peak period, which was of critical importance to the City of Waltham. Conley Associates, Inc. determined the parking lot was in fact, under utilized, and that there would be more than adequate parking to accommodate the proposed 24 shared parking spaces for the Subway.