Stevens & Lee Seminar Explores Princeton’s ADU and AHO Development

PRINCETON, NJ, October 15, 2021– Stevens & Lee attorneys Christopher K. Costa, Christopher S. Tarr, Ryan P. Kennedy and Jonathan E. Mayer co-presented “Princeton ADUs and AHOs” at The Nassau Club in Princeton, NJ.

The Stevens & Lee group was joined by Michelle Pirone Lambros, Princeton Councilmember, and Marina Rubina, owner of the Marina Rubina, Architect practice, to explore zoning updates and opportunities surrounding Affordable Housing Overlay Zones (AHOs) and Auxiliary Dwelling Units (ADUs). The presentation outlined municipal regulatory challenges and key details within AHO and ADU planning and development process that can dictate the efficiency and success of projects.  

Mr. Costa is Co-Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department. He represents clients in all aspects of commercial real estate law, including land use, transactions, commercial banking, condominium conversions, leasing and landlord-tenant law. He has successfully obtained development approvals for clients throughout the State of New Jersey on industrial and warehouse projects, pharmaceutical and research facilities, residential subdivisions, mixed-use and apartment complexes, including for retail and restaurant capacities.

Mr. Tarr concentrates his practice on commercial real estate matters, including land use, leasing and conveyancing. He has obtained zoning approvals for more than 21,000,000 square feet of office, laboratory, retail, industrial and residential uses throughout central New Jersey, representing the area’s most significant developers, corporations and institutional end users. He counsels both commercial landlords and tenants nationwide regarding a wide variety of leasing issues.

Mr. Kennedy represents private and government clients in all aspects of real estate acquisition, lending and development, with particular emphasis on land use, redevelopment, condemnation and commercial transactions. He serves on a municipal land use board in New Jersey and assists clients with the entire planning and zoning process for projects of all sizes.

Mr. Mayer concentrates his practice in real estate law, including transactions, land use, commercial banking, condominium conversions and landlord-tenant law. He represents developers and landowners in negotiations with local and state officials for project approvals, zoning appeals and property assessment hearings.