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Our redevelopment attorneys are a proven team that has counseled public and private clients in rebuilding neighborhoods. Whether we are counseling government in a business role or advising business on government needs and concerns, we have a demonstrated record of successes in developing redevelopment strategies, producing new communities and improving economic growth in urban, suburban and rural settings.

We work with developers, county redevelopment entities, state agencies, environmental consultants and other stakeholders to transform abandoned and underutilized properties into viable community assets. Several of our attorneys have experience in redevelopment financing including tax abatement programs and municipal bonding.

Our attorneys are well-versed in State redevelopment law and related regulations adopted by the New Jersey Departments of Transportation, Environmental Protection, and Community Affairs, which affect infrastructure, water and sewer issues and State Plan requirements for redevelopment in New Jersey. We are also highly experienced in implementing the eminent domain process, from land appraisal, to negotiations with landowners, through the taking title to land for public purposes.

For our local government clients we provide guidance and support through every step of the redevelopment process and actively participate in the earliest phases of implementation of a redevelopment plan, from working with project professionals, preparing resolutions and ordinances, drafting and negotiating redevelopment agreements and seeing the project through to completion.

Notable Matters

  • Gloucester County, Gloucester County Improvement Authority:  The Firm is lead counsel to the GCIA with regard to the $250 million Paulsboro Marine Terminal Project including handling all aspects of complex environmental remediation, land acquisition and construction-related matters for this significant regional project.  The Firm handles the negotiation of multiple complex project-related agreements and helps to educate municipalities throughout Gloucester County on Brownfields remediation and the redevelopment process. 
  • Camden City, Private development:  The Firm has represented several developers with redevelopment projects in Camden City.  Projects include a $1 billion mixed-use office, residential, hotel and retail project, a national headquarters of an automobile manufacturer, several manufacturing projects and several schools.  The Firm advised our clients on development pursuant  to the redevelopment plan, negotiated redevelopment agreements and obtained development approvals for the project. 
  • Wrightstown Borough, Burlington County, Special Redevelopment Counsel.  Parker McCay started as special redevelopment counsel and has since become general counsel to the Borough, representing it on matters involving acquisition, redevelopment, environmental, remediation and litigation. The firm is currently representing the Borough in the redevelopment of a 43+ acre parcel adjacent to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.  The project will include new assisted living, medical, hotel, grocery, retail, restaurant, office and residential uses.  The Firm assisted the Borough with the preparation of the bid documents and the negotiation of a new redevelopment agreement for a $100 million project. 
  • Logan Township, Gloucester County.This project has produced a unique county park.  The park project required resolution of numerous complex remediation and tidelands issues.  A portion of the park is complete, which includes a beautiful equine park, complete with public access riding trails, as well as stables, horse shows and a myriad of additional family activities.
  • Additional Projects.  Several additional high-profile redevelopment projects have been expertly handled by our Firm, including projects in Pemberton, Mount Holly, Evesham and Riverside, as well as several projects still in progress along Route 130 in Cinnaminson. This Firm has also successfully condemned approximately 30 abandoned, underutilized Camden parcels in preparation for the Cooper Medical School.

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