Keith has been involved in all areas of civil engineering and land development, from major residential and commercial subdivisions and site plans to transportation and public improvements. Keith has over 30 years of experience in negotiating through the municipal, county, and state approval process to bring the various projects to completion. His common sense approach to difficult site conditions maximizes the development potential of a property while minimizing cost to the client. Additionally, Keith has served as the Municipal Engineer of Record and as the engineer and/or planner for various planning boards and zoning boards performing the review and inspection of applications for development.
Keith’s experience in the management, development, and coordination of design services for various private site development and public improvement projects includes a broad spectrum of design and planning functions such as concept design, due diligence investigations, layout, drainage, specifications, right-of-way determinations, and local, county, and state permit applications. In addition to private sector projects, he has prepared plans and documents for various municipal and county park projects, including baseball and softball fields, public parking lots, swim club improvements, tennis courts, golf courses, and multi-purpose fields. Further, he has extensive experience in the preparation of feasibility studies and contract documents for educational facilities including early learning centers, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and higher education from minor additions to new facilities.
Keith has also applied his experience in the land development process to the alternative energy market in order to advance several significant solar energy projects through the regulatory approval and construction phase. These projects include the construction of a 3.2 Megawatt system on an approximately 11 acre area which was formerly utilized as a synthetic gas production facility and the construction of a 12.5 Megawatt system on approximately 65 acres of farmland. The design and approval of these projects, which are located in strikingly different environments, demonstrates the experience and knowledge he brings to the table. Whether it is the redevelopment of a former industrial site to bring renewed value to the property or the development of an agricultural site to provide a source of renewable energy for an intensive energy use such as a data center, the approval process can be a convoluted and difficult route.
His knowledge of the local and County permitting and approval process as well as that of the NJDEP Bureau of land use, NJDEP Tidelands, CAFRA, Waterfront Development, Army Corps of Engineers, Delaware and Raritan Canal Commission and Soil Conservation District allowed these projects to move through this myriad of potential obstacles to a successful completion.