Jim Constantine to Present Program at Upcoming New Jersey Planning Conference
One of the most challenging issues facing many desirable older communities is how to make new infill housing “fit” within established neighborhoods. Jim Constantine, Professional Planner and Principal at Looney Ricks Kiss (LRK), a nationally-recognized full service architectural, planning and interior design firm, will present and moderate a panel on the subject for the upcoming New Jersey Planning Conference on January 25-26, sponsored by the American Planning Association of New Jersey and Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.
This panel will explore how zoning can incorporate design provisions with Form-Based Codes, a design-oriented form of regulation that is gaining use across the nation, to help guide the size, scale and form of infill housing for a more compatible fit in long established streetscapes. In addition to Constantine, who has expertise in urban design, historic preservation and design guidelines for zoning; the panel will include architect James Wentling, FAIA, who has designed homes to fit in the context of older neighborhoods; Liz Lempert, Mayor of Princeton, NJ, which is exploring use of a Form-Based Code; Pat Ward, owner of P.J. Ward & Sons, a home builder successfully developing under Haddonfield NJ’s Form-Based Code; and Roger W. Thomas, a planning and zoning attorney for numerous municipalities.
The New Jersey Planning Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick; registration is open at