Accelerate Land Reuse for Community Revitalization, Sayreville NJ

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Unique opportunity to hear from and meet individually with dozens of public and private-sector redevelopment experts.


Abandoned, ownerless or blighted properties create public eyesores and erode a municipality's tax base. This workshop will provide answers to your questions on legal liability, regulatory issues, funding resources, assessment/remediation, and community engagement to turbo charge your redevelopment efforts.  Hear from public and private-sector experts and meet with them one-on-one to learn about steps to initiate or accelerate the redevelopment of distressed sites for community revitalization.


8:30am-9:00am          Registration


9:00am-9:30am          Welcome and Introductions


9:30am-10:45am        Lightning Rounds: Ask the Experts

A lightning round panel shares pathways for successful redevelopment and answers your questions on legal liability for property acquisition,  brownfield regulatory, planning and cleanup strategies, stakeholder engagement, working with developers, leveraging public and private funds, and green infrastructure/sustainability.


Panelists include: Stephen Kehayes | Principle, SP Kehayes, LLC,  Girish Mehta | President, Prestige Environmental, John Scagnelli |  Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC, Jennifer Souder | Greener by Design,  Caroline Ehrlich | Woodbridge Township


10:45am-11:00am        Break


11:00am-12:30pm      Show Me the Money: Public Fundings/Private Investment

Key agencies with public funds will share information on grants and technical resources for your municipal projects, as well as case studies on how others used funds for successful outcomes. A developer  will add perspective on leveraging public funds with private investment.


Panelists include:  Paul Ceppi, NJ Economic Development Authority; Judy Karp, NJ Infrastructure Bank; John Doyon | NJ Department of Environmental Protection; Schenine MItchell, U.S Environmental Protection Agency; George Vallone | Founder, Hoboken Brownstone, David Southgate, CCLR, moderator 


12:30pm - 2:30pm     Office Hours: One-on-One Consultations with Public- and Private-Sector Experts

This working lunch lets municipalities “speed date” – meet one-on-one – with public- and private- sector experts to make connections. You’ll get information and leave knowing how to move your redevelopment projects forward.  Experts available for a one-on-one consultations could include: 


Federal: Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Housing & Urban Development, Economic Development Agency. 

New Jersey State: Department of State/Office of Planning Advocacy, NJ Department of Consumer Affairs, Department of Environmental Protection, NJ Transit,  NJ Historic Preservation Trust, NJ Economic Development Authority, NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust, NJ Redevelopment Authority, NJ Transportation Planning Authority, NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, NJ State Council on the Arts,


Private sector experts: Developers, legal and environmental engineering experts, and redevelopment companies.


LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED. Thank you to our lunch sponsors: Prestige Environmental and  Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC,


This workshop is presented in collaboration with NJ Department of Environmental Protection, NJ Business Action Center and U.S. EPA. 


October 9th, 2018 8:30 AM   through   2:30 PM
Middlesex County Fire Academy
1001 Fire Academy Drive
Sayreville, NJ 08872
United States
Event Fee(s)
Nonprofit, Municipalities and Public Agencies $ 0.00
Corporate $ 45.00