Preservation in Practice: A Primer for Historic Preservation Commissions and Planners

1-day workshop

This one-day workshop is designed to inform historic preservation commission members, planners, zoning board members, and local elected officials on the governing law & implementation for identifying, preserving and protecting historic resources on the municipal level in New Jersey. The course provides an in-depth examination of current topics and issues relevant to integrating preservation into community planning and zoning. Attorney Janine Bauer will discuss the legal aspects of local preservation and introduce participants to the case law that establishes the ability to regulate historic resources and will cover the sections in the NJ Municipal Land Use Law where criteria for historic preservation has been established. In addition, Planner Barton Ross will discuss the elements of a comprehensive historic preservation ordinances and how to use the ordinance for good decision making. The workshop will also focus on legal parameters for implementing a commission, conducting an effective public meeting, and understanding and implementing tools to combat deteriorated, neglected, vacant and abandoned properties. The workshop will introduce participants to the various web, government, and other resources that exist to assist. Time will be allotted to helping municipalities solve current issues they may be experiencing.

Instructors: Dorothy Guzzo, Executive Director, NJ Historic Trust; Janine Bauer, Esq.; Jonathan Kinney, CLG Coordinator, NJ Historic Preservation Office; Andrea Tingey, Principal Historic Preservation Specialist, NJ Historic Preservation Office; Barton Ross, AIA, AICP, LEED AP, President of Barton Ross & Partners, LLC (spring 2018)

Credits: .7 CEUs; 6 AIA LU credits; 6 AICP CM credits, 1.5 AICP Law credits

Dorothy P. Guzzo was appointed executive director of the New Jersey Historic Trust in 2008. From 1995 to 2008, as the deputy state historic preservation officer for New Jersey, she oversaw the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places, project certification to qualify for Investment Tax Credits, certifying local governments for implementing programs on the municipal level, historic and archaeological resource inventory and resource protection through state and federal regulations. She has held elected office and served on her municipal planning board and local historic preservation commission. Ms. Guzzo is currently serving on the New Jersey Heritage Tourism Task Force charged with creating a Heritage Tourism Master Plan for the state of New Jersey.

Janine G. Bauer, a partner in the firm Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein, & Blader, P.C., focuses on environmental, transportation and infrastructure matters. An experienced litigator, Janine represents individuals, corporations and public entities who need advice or representation in cases involving environmental law and regulatory compliance, toxic tort, development and redevelopment (including brownfield remediation), transportation law and regulations, interstate commerce, marine and complex litigation. Janine is also a registered legislative agent in New Jersey. For ten years, she was the director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a nonprofit firm headquartered in Manhattan that advocates for greater investment in infrastructure to create a more efficient transportation network. During her tenure there, the firm’s weekly bulletin, Mobilizing the Region, won two journalism awards from the American Planning Association.

Jonathan Kinney is a Senior Historic Preservation Specialist with the NJ Historic Preservation Office. From 2007-2014, his primary role was the review of undertakings pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the New Jersey Register of Historic Places Act, and other regulatory processes. Since 2014, Mr. Kinney has served as the Certified Local Government Program coordinator for the State of New Jersey.

Andrea Tingey is a Principal Historic Preservation Specialist with the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office.  Currently working as the Survey Program coordinator for the office, she also is involved in the review of National Register nominations.  For six years, she coordinated the Certified Local Government program, including grants and surveys.  She previously spent 11 years working in the Transportation and Planning Section where the bulk of her workload involved the regulatory review of bridge projects.  She also coordinated the establishment and publishing of New Jersey’s first statewide guidelines for architectural survey activities.

Barton Ross, AIA, AICP, LEED AP, President of Barton Ross & Partners, LLC, is an architect who has contributed to master plans for the Virginia State Capitol, the United States Capitol and Princeton University. He has worked on numerous landmark buildings including the Corbin Building in New York, the Surf Club in Miami and the Shady Rest Golf & Country Club in Scotch Plains. Currently, Mr. Ross is the historic preservation consultant for Millburn and Plainfield and serves on the Board of Directors for Preservation New Jersey.