Land Use and Zoning

Kraemer Burns has substantial experience in representing developers and industrial firms in connection with land use regulation--primarily zoning and planning matters--as well as Affordable Housing issues. The firm's work ranges from providing advice as to the practicability of projects, handling contested hearings before Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of Adjustment to litigating in trial and appellate courts up to and including the New Jersey Supreme Court. Illustrative matters follow:

Kraemer Burns represented the developer/owner in obtaining approvals needed to build more than 900 condominium units on the Maxwell House site in Hoboken. The project was strenuously opposed and resulted in over a year of hearings before the Planning Board. The plans were approved substantially as first presented.

Kraemer Burns has had substantial involvement with Affordable Housing issues. One of the firm's shareholders argued the epic Mount Laurel II case in the New Jersey Supreme Court. In addition to advising developer clients on Affordable Housing issues, the firm has represented an important municipality as Special Counsel in connection with Affordable Housing.

Kraemer Burns represented a major flavors and fragrance company in expanding its corporate campus. It started with obtaining the approvals to expand a small building the company initially purchased and ended 40 years later with a complete corporate campus replete with several manufacturing buildings, research buildings and a North American headquarters building. Each of these many projects involved multiple land use issues including the obtaining of all requisite municipal approvals.

The firm represented a Fortune 100 multi-national chemical company over many years in connection with the zoning and planning approvals required to modify or add to buildings at its principal research facility.