The attorneys at Schenck Price have a long history of representing property owners and developers in a wide-variety of land use matters. Our group has significant experience in large and small subdivisions, residential, commercial and industrial site plans, variances, and related permitting and interpretation, as well as decades of experience in all types of environmental issues.
Our attorneys have appeared before most of the planning and zoning boards in Northern New Jersey, as well as county planning boards. We help our clients navigate the often-challenging path through permits and approvals. In addition, we handle disputes with municipalities and have regular interaction with state regulatory agencies relating to land use, including the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Highlands Council. Our attorneys have the unique experience and perspective of representing many municipalities and planning and zoning boards. This allows us to understand the government’s perspective, permitting us to find the most efficient way to handle approvals.
In recent years, a significant amount of our land use work also involves redevelopment applications. Our expertise in redevelopment applications includes short term PILOT programs, long term tax abatements, Garden State Growth Zone Incentives and Redevelopment Area Bond financing. The relationships we have developed in the redevelopment area extend all over Northern and Central New Jersey, but are particularly concentrated in the urban areas where a majority of the redevelopment projects are located.