JFS Engineering
Land Development and Water Resources Engineering
Photo courtesy of Robert Schilare Photography

With previous firms, Mr. Schaffer provided electric substation design for civil and stormwater management systems. National Grid/Keyspan Energy Services acquired scores of sites requiring remedial action, many of which were former manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites, as a consequence of consolidation in the energy industry. While with previous firms, Mr. Schaffer designed stormwater management systems, […]

One of the many spaces within Soundview Park

While with a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer was the Senior Project Engineer for the civil engineering associated with the reconstruction of this 212-acre NYCDPR public park located along the Bronx River in the Bronx, New York.  The park was identified as an underutilized park and is being improved in accordance with the goals of PlaNYC.  […]

NYC from the Meadowlands

Cherokee NE acquired the development rights to large, contiguous group of parcels in Northern New Jersey.  This complex project required scores of federal, state, county, and local permits and approvals.  While with a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer performed preliminary design and coordination for infrastructure issues including:  railway and roadway realignment, stream crossing and relocation, phased […]

Photo Credit: Robert Schilare Photography

Mr. Schaffer’s previous firm was retained by the Westchester County Department of Public Works to provide engineering consulting and design services for a dredging and wetlands restoration project at Gardens Lake in Mamaroneck, New York. The surface area of the lake is approximately 4 acres and had original lake depths of 6 to 10 feet.  […]

Blythedale Children's Hospital Entrance

Mr. Schaffer’s previous firm was selected to provide site design and environmental consulting for the expansion of the Blythedale Children’s Hospital in the Town of Mount Pleasant. The project will include approximately 47,000 SF of new construction on two levels and approximately 24,000 SF of renovation to the existing hospital.  Engineers are currently working with […]

A view from the neighborhood

Toll Brothers established a City Living brand for their residential developments in dense urban areas.  While with a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer provided site civil services for a project in the Vinegar Hill area of Brooklyn, NY.  Set in an industrial-residential fringe area, the site offered iconic surroundings and quick access to public transport.  Tasks […]

Categories: Previous Projects
Toll brothers Gowanus

Toll Brothers wanted to build a residential development on the west side of the Gowanus Canal between Carroll and Second Streets in an area of Brooklyn  prone to combined sewer overflow (CSO) events. While with a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer prepared a NYCDEP Drainage Proposal and calculations for the proposed residential development. The proposed stormwater management […]

Categories: Previous Projects

Habitat for Humanity is a non-denominational charitable organization dedicated to providing decent, affordable housing to people worldwide.  While volunteering with the Boston, Massachusetts chapter, Mr. Schaffer performed pro-bono design and permitting services for a townhouse complex in Dorchester, Massachusetts.  The project required permitting from the Boston Sewer and Water Commission, as well as minimization of […]

Categories: Previous Projects

The Client for this project intended to hold an annual three-day music festival for upwards of 75,000 people in a relatively remote area proximate to a major city, and retained consultants for both permitting and site infrastructure engineering.  While with a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer assisted in preliminary feasibility studies for the potable water supply, […]