RESIDENTIAL CONSULTING

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FREE CONSULTATION

We offer free consultations to residential property owners that are new or unfamiliar with environmental permitting. If you are not already aware and planing construction, excavation, or vegetation removal in or near a wetland resource area you may be subject to more responsibility and regulation than you realize. To request a consultation you can contact Safe Harbor directly via our contact page


SAMPLE PROJECT: 

RESIDENTIAL CONSULTING

This Residential project was focused around the redevelopment of the existing structure to include a second story bedroom and bathroom addition. 

Like most residential consulting projects, this example took two years to complete. Safe Harbor was involved for the duration of the process from permitting to revegetation.

Safe Harbor collaborates with local conservation commissions, architects, contractors and property owners to ensure that residential projects are successful throughout the process.

Safe harbor coordinates all phases of construction; planning, submission; compliance monitoring; storm water systems; erosion control; and habitat restoration.

 

  Proposed site for redevelopment.

Proposed site for redevelopment.

  Excavation for utilities foundation for utility area.

Excavation for utilities foundation for utility area.

  Excavation area and foundation for addtion.

Excavation area and foundation for addtion.

  Sheathing and fenestration completed. Vapor  barrier installed. 

Sheathing and fenestration completed. Vapor  barrier installed. 

  Shingling completed.

Shingling completed.

  Mitigation area and invasive vegetation removed and replaced with native vegetation.

Mitigation area and invasive vegetation removed and replaced with native vegetation.

  Successful native revegetation.

Successful native revegetation.


EMERGENCY RESIDENTIAL CONSULTING

Emergency permitting does not bypass the review process but it does change the sequence of the review protocol. Certain environmental conditions trigger thresholds constituting "Emergency Status".  A coastal project is used below as an illustration of "Emergency Status". Each Town's Conservation Commission may have it's own protocol for determining and responding to, requests for this status. Many towns are unfamiliar with Emergency Permits and have no established protocol. The same perception of emergency status may not be shared by both regulators and property owners. For instance, the catastrophic loss of land to coastal erosion may not, by itself, constitute an emergency. However, if a structure or part of a structure is imperiled, or if it can be demonstrated that a structure is in imminent peril due to that catastrophic erosion, the situation may qualify for status.

SAMPLE PROJECT: 

Emergency Residential Consulting

  This emergency began when an area the size of  a entire property lot vanished from the area shown in this photo, no one had seen the broken pilings, exposed septic system, or exposed rubble, for 30 years.

This emergency began when an area the size of  a entire property lot vanished from the area shown in this photo, no one had seen the broken pilings, exposed septic system, or exposed rubble, for 30 years.

  The exposed septic system and aggressive erosion of this site constituted an emergency.

The exposed septic system and aggressive erosion of this site constituted an emergency.

  Erosion also threatened the adjacent town road.

Erosion also threatened the adjacent town road.

  The jurisdictional matrix of Department of Environmental Protection requiring a revetment instead of a bulkhead, proximity to Natural Heritage and Endangered Species sites and adjacent Town owned property delayed this emergency response for months.

The jurisdictional matrix of Department of Environmental Protection requiring a revetment instead of a bulkhead, proximity to Natural Heritage and Endangered Species sites and adjacent Town owned property delayed this emergency response for months.

  Safe Harbor provided supervision of installation.

Safe Harbor provided supervision of installation.

  Revetment covered with nourishment sand as required by DEP.

Revetment covered with nourishment sand as required by DEP.

  Beach Grass Planted.

Beach Grass Planted.

  Native vegetation restored (Beach Grass, Roses) 

Native vegetation restored (Beach Grass, Roses)