Getting Developers to the Table
Stormwater regulations are changing quickly. Watch this webcast replay for an informative discussion on two new tools to help private developers proactively engage towards smart, flexible stormwater solutions.
Part I: A Developer’s Guide to Post-Construction Regulation
From 2015 to 2017, NAHB conducted research to identify different approaches states use to regulate post-construction stormwater run-off, as well as state-by-state breakdowns of top MS4 permit issues affecting the development community.
This study is intended to help NAHB’s more than 700 state and local home building associationss have a stronger voice in stormwater program development and implementation. Since there is no one-size-fits all approach when it comes to stormwater, the guide provides simple checklists that compare pros and cons of different regulatory approaches based on climate, geography, and local land use patterns.
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Part II: New Jersey Developers’ Guide to Green Infrastructure
New Jersey developers have embraced non-traditional partnerships to foster constructive dialogue on new stormwater regulations. During the second half of this webcast, we’ll highlight one such collaboration – the Developers' Green Infrastructure Guide released by New Jersey Future and the New Jersey Builders Association in 2017. This guide is designed to help developers answer basic questions about green infrastructure, including what it is, how it works, costs and benefits, and why it makes good business sense. It includes case studies, side-by-side site plan comparisons and interactive decision-making tools.
Louise C. Wilson, Green Infrastructure Manager, New Jersey Future. Louise Wilson manages New Jersey Future’s green infrastructure project, a program aimed at moving green stormwater infrastructure practices into the mainstream. She is a former mayor and committeewoman in Montgomery Township and a former member of the New Jersey State Planning Commission. She has served as an officer of the League of Municipalities Executive Board, president of the League’s Educational Foundation and a trustee of the Municipal Land Use Center at The College of New Jersey. Wilson is a trustee for local and statewide land preservation organizations. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.
George T. Vallone, President, Hoboken Brownstone Company. Vallone has compiled extensive experience in urban housing through a socially conscious approach to development, specializing in large mixed-use Brownfield redevelopment projects. His successful redevelopment of 1.8 MSF of mixed-uses at the Maxwell House Coffee property on the Hoboken waterfront was voted Best Urban Large Scale Mixed Use Development in 2010 by NJ Future and was awarded a Phoenix Award for being the best brownfield redevelopment in Region 2 by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. Vallone is past President of the New Jersey Builder’s Association (NJBA) and a founder and Chairmen of NJBA’s Mixed-Use Developers Affiliate (“MXD”). The members of MXD are responsible for the construction of more than 75% of all rental housing built in NJ.
Eva Birk, Environmental Policy Program Manager, NAHB. Birk has over 10 years of experience helping diverse stakeholders solve complex land and water issues. Birk provides technical assistance to NAHB membership in all aspects of urban water management, from national Clean Water Act policy to local land use and code issues. She has worked for local, state and federal public water control agencies including the city of Portland, Oregon, the Maine Department of Transportation, and EPA’s Green Infrastructure Program. Birk holds a master’s in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University and a BS from Tufts University.
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