Regulatory Compliance

Numerous federal, state, and local regulations govern projects that involve older and historic buildings and sites. Federal laws include the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the federal historic preservation tax incentives program (rehabilitation tax credits), and myriad others.

Projects are evaluated at the state level as well. State regulatory reviews are often part of the environmental permitting process, e.g., stream encroachment, wetlands, and coastal areas permits, and can include public undertakings and publicly funded projects, among others.

And at the local level, historic preservation ordinances require design reviews for projects affecting designated landmark properties.

Regulatory compliance is, therefore, a major aspect of MDKA's practice. Given the experience and training of its principal, it is also one for which it is uniquely suited.

AC Friends Meeting House  

Atlantic City Friends Meeting House and School Building (1926)
Atlantic City, NJ

Regulatory compliance issues in a redevelopment project in an area protected by the Coastal Area Facility Review Act (N.J.S.A. 13:19)


The Fabian Building and Theatre (1925)
Paterson NJ

Team leader and project historian for preparation of an Application for Project Authorization concerning a rehabilitation/redevelopment proposal; presentation to the NJ Historic Sites Council.


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