The firm is particularly qualified to provide professional planning services to municipal planning and zoning boards of adjustment. Prior to establishing ricciplanning, Mr. Ricci provided professional planning services to numerous planning and zoning boards throughout northern and southern New Jersey. This experience includes communities located in rural, suburban and urban environments.

A good board planner helps guide development applications by requesting testimony or information well in advance of a public hearing. The goal is to ensure that the most quantified information is available so that board members are able to make informed decisions. Participation during public meetings in a manner which is not overwhelming and is respectful to all parties, has enabled Mr. Ricci to establish an excellent reputation with boards throughout the state. The breadth of Mr. Ricci’s planning knowledge, ranging from housing, land use and redevelopment to open space and recreation planning, enable him to respond to a full range of questions from board members, the public and the private development community. Mr. Ricci also keeps up-to-date with New Jersey land use law cases interpreting the burden of proof required for use and bulk variances as well as cases invalidating municipal land use ordinances. Boards in which Mr. Ricci has provided professional planning services include:

  • Alexandria
  • Asbury Park
  • Bloomfield
  • Byram
  • Clark
  • Cranford
  • Egg Harbor City
  • Fanwood
  • Hammonton
  • Keyport
  • Knowlton
  • Linden
  • Logan
  • Middlesex
  • Summit
  • Washington (Gloucester)
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