By Joshua Burd
Borough officials in Belmar have tapped DMR Architects to serve as its municipal planner, building on the firm’s existing role as the architect for the Jersey Shore town.
In a news release Tuesday, DMR said it has also made a new hire to accommodate the growth of its planning department. The Hasbrouck Heights-based firm has hired Lyndsay Knight.
DMR’s professional planning roster includes projects for the Hackensack downtown rehabilitation plan, the Hoboken north end redevelopment, Bayonne’s master plan re-examination and others. The firm has also had assignments in Paramus, Ridgefield and Woodcliff Lake, among many others in both the public and private sectors.
Knight earned her degree in studio art from University of Louisville and masters of urban and regional planning from University of Colorado Denver, DMR said in a news release. She has held posts at other architectural and planning firms and public entities across the country.
“Municipalities across New Jersey and the country are seeing the benefits to hiring outside planners to help them identify projects that will make them more attractive to residents and businesses, including traffic reconfigurations, rezoning for multi-housing and recreational facilities, and creating green spaces,” Lloyd Rosenberg, CEO and president of DMR Architects, said in a prepared statement. “Lyndsay’s experience in both the private and public sectors will make her a valuable asset to our urban planning team.”