Engineering and Planning Services

Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering

PHA’s transportation planning and traffic engineering services include preparation of traffic studies in connection with proposed developments, area-wide redevelopment projects, and roadway and bridge reconstruction projects. Services also include transportation master planning, parking studies, transit and pedestrian studies, bicycle path planning, and ferry operations/terminal planning. The firm provides roadway design services including new public and private streets, traffic calming measures, traffic signal / intersection design, pedestrian plazas, and redesign of existing streets to better accommodate traffic and pedestrians. PHA also designs site circulation elements, parking areas, and loading areas.

Lower Manhattan, NYC

Civil Engineering

PHA’s site civil services include preliminary site analysis, construction phasing, site access, site grading, streets, utilities and final contract documents. The firm has provided site civil design services for commercial, residential and industrial buildings, municipal facilities, waterfront sites, parks and plazas across New York City, Westchester County, and the surrounding area. In these efforts, PHA also coordinates with the relevant review agencies to obtain design approvals and permits.

Services include:

  • Preliminary Site Analysis
  • Builders Pavement Plans
  • Site Grading and Drainage Design
  • Site Infrastructure and Utilities
  • Site Connections
  • Storm and Sanitary Sewer Design
  • Construction Cost Estimating
  • Resident Engineering and Construction Inspection
Lower Manhattan, NYC

Environmental Planning

PHA prepares environmental review documents such as Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) and Environmental Assessment Statements (EASs) required by City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR), the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The firm prepares environmental studies for projects such as zoning map changes, zoning text changes, dispositions of city property, changes to the city map, special permits, variances, and other actions requiring environmental documentation. This includes projects requiring approvals from the NYC Department of City Planning and NYC Board of Standards and Appeals, or financing from the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development. Environmental planning services include coordination of public review processes and preparation of technical studies.

Lower Manhattan, NYC


PHA’s parking planning services include the layout and schematic design of parking lots and garages, including self-park, automated, and attended facilities, with or without stackers. Garages include ramp or elevator systems, depending on geometric constraints and operational needs. Our services include evaluating and recommending entrance / exit locations based on traffic and pedestrian conditions on surrounding roadways and layout of parking spaces and circulation areas to optimize the number of parking spaces.

Lower Manhattan, NYC

NYC Uniform Land Use Review Procedure

PHA prepares Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) applications in conjunction with its environmental planning services and has extensive experience with the preparation of city alteration maps for projects involving changes to the New York City Map including mapping or demapping of streets and parks.

Lower Manhattan, NYC

Construction Inspection

PHA provides construction inspection and resident engineering services for roadways and utilities. The firm’s experience includes bridges, highways, interchanges, streets, water mains, and sewers.

Lower Manhattan, NYC

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