NEWSLETTER (Current Issue)
Waterside Place Celebrates Grand Opening
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On January 30, Waterside Place in Boston's Seaport District celebrated its grand opening. Newly elected Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined officials from the Massachusetts Port Authority and project developer John Drew to ceremonially cut the ribbon on the project. Epsilon is proud of our role in helping the project to transform Boston's Seaport District. Epsilon led the Boston Redevelopment Authority Article 80 permitting and the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act review for this project, which features 236 apartments, 140 parking spaces, a 7,000 square-foot Innovation Center and 10,000 square feet of retail. Later phases are planned to include additional retail and a hotel.
Historic Tax Credits Across the Country
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Epsilon is assisting clients throughout the country secure state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits. These credits provide financial incentives to rehabilitate historic buildings in a manner that preserves their historic architectural elements. Some of the projects putting tax credits to good use include:
- Ponemah Mill No 1 in Norwich, Connecticut
- Old Middletown High School in Middletown, Connecticut
- Hartford National Bank in Hartford, Connecticut
- Harris Mill in Coventry, Rhode Island
- American Insulated Wire in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
- Livingston School in Albany, New York
- Breslyn Apartments in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Alliance Center in Denver, Colorado
- Brooke School in Boston, Massachusetts
Making the Grade
Epsilon would like to congratulate Cory Emil for passing his Professional Engineer exam. He is now a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Massachusetts. Cory performs project feasibility studies and conducts on-site measurement programs for a diverse range of projects throughout the country. Epsilon is also excited to announce that Clint Cyr passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam making him an Engineer-In-Training. This is the first step in the process for becoming a registered Professional Engineer. Clint joined Epsilon in June 2013 and since then has played an important role in supporting our acoustics projects.
Many of our employees are active in local non-profit organizations. Listed below are some of the organizations that staff members are currently involved with.
Principal Andy Magee serves on the board for three non-profit environmental organizations. These are the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition, which is an association of land trusts that provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information as well as aims to increase the effectiveness of Massachusetts land trusts in working with the state legislature and environmental agencies. The Massachusetts River Alliance, which works to protect and restore rivers across the Commonwealth. And the Sudbury Valley Trustees, which is a regional land trust that conserves land and protects wildlife habitat in the Concord, Assabet and Sudbury river basin for the benefit of present and future generations.
Principal Laura Rome servers on the board of directors for OARS - a non-profit organization that serves to protect, preserve and enhance the natural and recreational features of the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord rivers, their tributaries and watersheds.
Senior Consultant Elizabeth Grob is Trustee with the Boston Harbor Association, which promotes a clean and accessible Boston Harbor. She also serves as an Advisor with Thompson Island Outward Bound Educational Program, which provides adolescents with adventurous and challenging experiential learning programs.
Staff Scientist Catie Ferrara works alongside the Somerville Climate Action to organize and host environmental education events and discussions with local government representatives to guide the City of Somerville toward a more sustainable future.
Welcome New Employees
We recently welcomed Brian Lever and Karen Gilbert to our company as Preservation Planner and Staff Coastal Scientist, respectively. Brian brings more than 13 years of experience in architectural history and preservation planning to our Historic Resources team. Karen recently graduated from Smith College, earning her B.A. degree in Geoscience with a minor in Marine Science and Policy. Her coastal experience makes her a great fit to support our coastal and marine permitting projects.
Conferences and Events
Recent Conferences and Events
In early February, Associate Steve Slocomb and Senior Consultant Vincent Tino were able to escape the New England winter for a few days to each present at the Energy, Utility & Environment 2014 Conference. Steve presented during the Shale Gas/LNG/Natural Gas session, while Vincent presented during the Modeling session. For more information on their presentations, click here.
On March 1, Epsilon's Ecological Sciences group exhibited at the one-day Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC) Conference in Worcester. In addition to exhibiting, Epsilon Principal Mike Howard moderated a workshop entitled "Wildlife Habitat Evaluations: When to Request and How to Use Them."
Mark Your Calendar
Epsilon will be busy in the coming months speaking and exhibiting at upcoming conferences. In March, Epsilon Principal A.J. Jablonowski will be speaking at the CT Energy, Environment and Economic Development Conference in Cromwell, CT. We are excited to once again be exhibiting again at the country's premier wind power event, AWEA WindPower 2014. Click here to learn more about these and other upcoming events.