Takeaways from our “Getting Projects Built” Webinar

November 26, 2019

On November 14, Rutter & Roy’s Managing Partner Christine Roy was joined by Sara Mochrie, the Deputy Director of Ecology & Environment and Principal biologist, and presented the WCEE-sponsored webinar, “Getting Projects Built: A Look at How NJ Does It in a Tightly-Regulated Landscape.”

We’ve put a few selected takeaways from the webinar:

  • Consultants matter more than ever. Picking the right consultants with recent relevant experience, and who are well-regarded by the permitting agencies. They also must be collaborative, take an interdisciplinary approach, and communicate directly with the agencies.
  • Jurisdictional determination is key to a successful project. From assessing potential routes to identifying State-held property… Careful review and analysis must be done.
  • New Jersey has special hurdles that must be overcome. Examples include Ogden-Rooney Process, Green Acres Diversion, Preserved Farmland, Natural Areas System Act, No Net Loss Reforestation Act, and the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act, to name a few.

If you were unable to attend, we invite you to listen to the audio excerpt from the program, below: