Land Use

Developing and repurposing the use of land in the State of New Jersey has become increasingly difficult as new laws and regulations impose restrictions and extra layers of government oversight. 

At every turn in the development process, resistance and complications seem to surface quickly at the municipal, county and state levels, confusingwhat started out as a clear vision of development. 

Navigating through this process successfully, expeditiously and cost effectively requires a level of experience and ability that is second nature to Porzio’s land use team. With over 35 years of experience, our team has successfully prosecuted thousands of development applications throughout the State.

Our background includes extensive experience obtaining approvals and permits from:

    • Municipal Planning Boards
    • Municipal Zoning Boards
    • County Planning Boards
    • County Soil Conservation Districts
    • New Jersey Highlands Council
    • New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing
    • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
    • New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
    • New Jersey Department of Transportation

We Have Unique and Diversified Development Experience

Our team proudly takes credit leading a wide range of development projects through to build-out, inclusive of:

    • Residential (Single-Family Projects, Subdivisions, Apartment Complexes, Townhomes and Nonprofit Development)
    • Restaurants and Fast-Food Establishments
    • Retail Centers
    • Professional Office Parks
    • Bank Branch Centers
    • Surgical Centers
    • Solar Fields
    • Industrial Parks and Warehouses

Our land use attorneys assess and address hidden development constraints early on, such as identifying potential environmental constraints, traffic issues, acoustic violations and related regulatory issues.

Forming a Winning Team Together

A diversified development team is imperative in order to achieve a successful outcome.

Our land use attorneys participate in a large network of design and planning professionals who often join our development team to secure various agency approvals.  To achieve client goals we regularly collaborate with engineers specializing in civil design, structural, traffic and acoustic areas of expertise; architects; professional planners and environmental consultants.

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