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Land Development and Water Resources Engineering
Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater

Marcus Garvey Park, located in the heart of East Harlem, provides pastimes for children, teens, adults, and the elderly for the entire community.  Asides from two children playgrounds, an outdoor swimming pool, a recreation center, and basketball courts, Marcus Garvey Park’s amphitheater is a major draw hosting plays and concerts in the summertime.  The goal […]

North Street White Plains

To remain competitive, the owner of the North Street Senior Community needed to expand its existing facility and renovate existing buildings and site infrastructure.  Building on the completed EIS, Mr. Schaffer prepared a SWPPP and developed a stormwater routing analysis based on the master plan while with a previous firm.  The proposed building program would […]

Ground Mount Solar Array

JFS Engineering is proud to support renewable energy in our communities. In addition to creating local construction jobs, these facilities help diversify our society’s energy portfolio. A confidential Client is dedicated to the construction of renewable energy facilities in New Jersey.  Mr. Schaffer has been retained by this start-up to provide site/civil, permitting, and design […]

photo courtesy Robert Schilare Photography

Arlington Terrace is a 7-building private residential complex located on approximately 10-acres near Staten Island’s North Shore.  The residential complex consists of approximately 500 units and 340 parking spaces.  While with a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer developed civil site plans and details for perimeter fencing, security gates, and the access control system, as well as […]

Historic Catch Basin, Montecello

When looking at site design from a historical perspective, it is important to note both the context and time period for the proposed work.  Having been raised in an area proud of it’s colonial heritage, I am still amazed that a meticulously preserved building can be spoiled with modern site design details, like a parking […]

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Here in New York City, the primary issue with stormwater runoff is the flow and volume of water generated, and our overloaded sewer systems are hardest hit during rain events. The natural way to correct this is to create more green space to soak up that water, or implement rainwater harvesting systems to act as […]

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.  […]

A Townhome Concept Plan

The Site Development Concept is a basic plan for your project for prospective investors and stakeholders and can include these elements: Includes basic infrastructure, permitting, engineering, and cost constraints analysis; No-Build Use change, redevelopment, and maximum build-out options; and Can include options for regenerative land development. We’ve all been there, having several acres of prime real […]

55-69 Bank Street Rendering by LiMN Architects

The Sustainable Business Initiative (SBI) is a business incubator focused on the burgeoning field of green and clean technologies.  As a part of the organization’s growth and evolution, it is currently expanding into a new space in Morristown New Jersey. Mr. Schaffer has been retained to provide due diligence, site design, cost analysis, and construction plans […]