*Project Spotlight* Balmer Court Subdivision, Oceanport

InSite Engineering and InSite Surveying provided comprehensive civil engineering, professional planning and construction layout services for the development of 12 upscale single-family homes and the new Balmer Court for Martelli Development. The site was the former location of the Oceanport Municipal Complex, which was substantially damaged during Superstorm Sandy. InSite provided entitlement support for the redevelopment within a tidal flood hazard area and secured permits for all new utility infrastructure.…

NJ State Planning Commission Adopts Guidelines for Warehouse Locations

The NJ Planning Commission in Trenton has adopted guidance on where warehouses should be located in New Jersey and how they should be approved to assist municipalities in dealing with the growing number of applications to develop. Though not mandatory, their goal is to provide municipalities with a roadmap on how to consider whether to approve these projects. New Jersey is an ideal location for the warehousing and goods movement…

PSMJ – 2022 Circle of Excellence Winner

We are honored to announce that InSite has made the PSMJ 2022 Circle of Excellence!  PSMJ’s exclusive Circle of Excellence highlights firms that demonstrate outstanding business achievement in the architecture and engineering industry. PSMJ Resources, Inc., the world’s leading authority on the effective management of architecture, engineering, and construction firms, announced that sixty-five exceptional architecture and engineering firms made it onto the exclusive list this year, nationwide. The Circle of…

CREW NJ Panel Discussion – Waterfront Development

Have you ever wondered what goes into making development happen at the Jersey Shore? Our very own Maeve Desmond, PP, AICP participated in a panel presentation for CREW NJ about the myriad of New Jersey regulations that must be expertly navigated to make it happen. Coastal development in New Jersey is intensely regulated by the NJDEP through CAFRA, flood hazard, tidelands and wetlands rules. InSite helps our clients evaluate these…

*Project Spotlight* The Wave Resort, Long Branch

InSite professionals performed site engineering design, permitting and construction support services for theconstructed six-story hotel containing 67 hotel rooms and approximately 12,000 sf of commercial area. Thehotel is located within the third phase of the Pier Village project, a 29-acre mixed-use village along theoceanfront. This hotel represents the progress Long Branch has made to bring more visitors to their grand newwaterfront development and boardwalk.

*Project Spotlight* Synthetic Turf Field Design, Wall, NJ

InSite Engineering provided comprehensive design, bidding, and construction support services to convert an existing natural grass field to a full-size synthetic turf field.  The field includes team shelters and bleacher systems for use by the Township of Wall and the Wall Soccer Club.  The project had several design challenges including a significant grade change which required a precise soil mass balance resulting in no export of soil from the site. …

Urban Revitalization – Harrison, NJ

The Town of Harrison in Hudson County is a small community whose original economic engine was heavy industry and manufacturing activity. Throughout the 1990’s, the bulk of Harrison’s industry had moved out and in 1999, the Harrison Redevelopment Agency was up and running and looking for developers to invest in the area. As a result, the Waterfront Redevelopment plan was implemented with a vision to transform 250 acres of obsolete…

*Project Spotlight* “The Block” (The Butcher’s Block), Long Branch, NJ

InSite Engineering provided Professional Engineering, Planning, and Surveying services for the recent major renovations to The Block in Long Branch.  We collaborated with the incredible visionaries at The Block to help them achieve their goals for their restaurant and meat distribution services.  The site plan was the result of creative efforts by The Block’s entire design team to tie together existing and proposed improvements.  Construction is now complete, and the…

*Project Spotlight* Self-Storage, Neptune

InSite professionals provided site engineering design, surveying, professional planning, environmental permitting, and construction layout services for the development of a 104,500 SF self-storage building in Neptune Township.  The facility provides three-stories of climate controlled self-storage as well 23 leasable, oversized parking spaces for storage of vehicles, such as recreational vehicles, trailers, boats, or automobiles.  The project required a use variance since self-storage facilities are not a permitted use in the…

NJ Development Law Update: NJ Legislates New Warehouse Construction be “Solar Ready”

In a continuing effort to support the widespread installation of solar generating systems on commercial rooftops, the New Jersey Legislature passed a bill (A-3352/S-3504) requiring that newly constructed warehouses be designed as “solar-ready buildings.” The bill, which was signed into law on November 8, 2021, applies to warehouses for which an application for a construction permit has not been declared complete by the enforcing entity by July 1, 2022. Any…