Rockaway Industrial Park Redevelopment

November 12 2018
Topics:   Site-Civil
Rockaway Industrial Park Redevelopment

Like onions, permitting has layers. Navigating those layers is key to maximizing a site’s developable area.

A property that was previously utilized for placement of fill and storage of vehicles was sought to be redeveloped and revitalized in an industrial zone next to the Rockaway River, and was significantly constrained by freshwater wetlands, flood hazard area, and riparian zones. Working through the complexities of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) permitting process, the site was redeveloped with two flex buildings served by 79 parking spaces and two loading docks. Significant underground stormwater infrastructure was designed to meet the NJDEP and municipal stormwater requirements. NJDEP freshwaters wetlands and flood hazard area permits for the proposed development to maximize the developable area onsite while preserving and enhancing the natural features onsite.