Developing Your Property
It has become increasingly difficult to pursue even minor development projects in New Jersey. Do you require use or bulk variances? Does your property present environmental challenges, such as wetlands? Will your proposal increase traffic in the area? Do you face resistance from neighbors, competitors or others? Are you familiar with the land use boards, their members and how they are likely to treat your application?
Any site plan will require the assistance of engineers. If you are seeking a use variance in your zone, you will most definitely require a planner. If you face environmental issues, you will need an environmental consultant familiar with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regulations and regulators. If your proposal will generate significant traffic issues, you will also need a traffic consultant familiar with New Jersey Department of Transportation regulations and personnel.
Who puts all this assistance together? A competent land use attorney who has these contacts and a solid reputation with local land use boards. I have good contacts with any number of land use experts and consultants. I also have a solid reputation in the Somerville area as a no-nonsense land use attorney. Whether you are seeking approvals for a single-family home, a multiunit residential development or a commercial development, I can help.
Objections to Development
Do you feel that a proposed development in your area will generate negative impacts on you and your neighborhood? Is a developer in your area overreaching? Are you even aware of the proposal in its details? All too often, those without real grievances appear as objectors, while those with real grievances remain unaware of proposed development until it is too late to object.
I am willing to represent objectors with real grievances. I do not and will not represent objectors when I believe proposed development is appropriate and proper. In raising objections, you will require not only the review and representation of an attorney, but a committed effort. This may involve developing grass-roots campaigning, organization into a bona fide entity and collection of dues for payment of legal fees and other costs.
Contact Me Today
Call me at 908-336-0268 or send me an e-mail to schedule a meeting with an experienced land use lawyer in Somerville, New Jersey. I look forward to hearing from you. Your initial consultation is an important step in securing and protecting your legal rights.