Steven G. Mlenak, a partner in the firm’s Redevelopment & Land Use and Real Estate Departments, will be on the faculty for the New Jersey Institute for the live webinar “Planning for Parking,” to be presented on May 26, 2021, from 12:00pm – 2:00pm by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, in cooperation with the NJSBA’s Land Use Section and the Rutgers Center for Real Estate.
Parking-related issues drive land use applications, especially in multifamily, mixed use and redevelopment projects. However, not only do the parking requirements in the Residential Site Improvement Standards (RSIS) technically supersede local parking ordinances and even site specific parking standards in redevelopment plans, but the requirements haven’t been updated in 25+ years.
This webinar will take a deeper dive into some contemporary issues related to parking – the centrality of parking to land use applications; economic implications and the cost of parking; the impacts of Uber/Lyft and other ridesharing services on parking demand; potential impacts to parking demand in a post-Covid world; varying municipal approaches and the continuing need (if any) for statewide uniformity of residential parking standards.
The program agenda is as follows:
- Overview of Parking Requirements
- Why Parking Matters: RSIS, Redevelopment, Societal/Technological Trends & Their Impact on Parking
- Parking Variances, Reports & Proofs (And Covid’s Impact)
- Shared Parking & Working with Parking Authorities
- The Municipal Perspective
- Do Current Parking Requirements Work?
- Panel Discussion on the State Government View, featuring New Jersey Transit’s Chief of Real Estate Carmen Tavares and Assemblyman Clinton Calabrese)
Mr. Mlenak concentrates his practice in the areas of redevelopment, land use, zoning, and real estate development. His clients include property owners and developers engaged in mixed use, residential, industrial, commercial, office, retail and affordable housing development projects. Mr. Mlenak provides guidance from the initial project concept through to construction, including land use planning and approvals, permits and variances and appearances before municipal, county and state planning and zoning boards and agencies.