Professional Experience

Principal: John J. Lynch AICP, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York and New York City

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Professional certifications / Membership
  • American Institute of Certified Planners
  • Westchester Municipal Planning Federation
  • Certified Environmental Inspector, Environmental Assessment Association
  • NYS Notary Public

John J. Lynch AICP

333 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10038
917 I 647-2855 Volleyurb@aol.com


Independent, experienced planning professional with over thirty years of experience as an environmental and municipal planner. Understands the planning process from the municipal, applicant and constituent standpoints. Specializes in environmental impact and disclosure, economics, permitting and municipal planning and zoning.


Pratt Institute, M.S., City and Regional Planning, 1990
New York University, B.A., Politics I Sociology, 1985

Specific activities and experience include
  • Author ordinances, zoning text and map changes, and provide administrative guidance. Author resolutions, environmental compliance and finding documents.

  • Prepare and review SEQRA documents for planning and development projects, including urban renewal, generic and programmatic impact statements.

  • Procure ACOE and DEC permits, NYS OGS licenses and NYS DOS concurrence for waterfront redevelopment and in-water activities.

  • Assist municipalities with master planning activities.

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John J. Lynch AICP resume.pdf

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SBT Board Résumé

John J. Lynch AICP Resume3 for SBT.pdf

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Skills and Experience

John J. Lynch AICP Skills Resume.pdf

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Statement of Qualifications

John J. Lynch Statement of Qualifications.pdf

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A personal statement on community planning

Hi. Thanks for visiting my web-site. My name is John Lynch and I am a trusted planning professional in the NYC metropolitan area with over 30 years of experience. For fourteen of those years I have operated my own practice. I have a great deal of experience with environmental disclosure, fiscal and market analysis, and municipal planning and zoning administration.

In addition to these areas, my professional interests include expanding local housing options and controlling sprawl around NYC, community / neighborhood redevelopment and preservation, identifying and spotlighting local strengths, promoting activity in public spaces, enhancing NYC’s role in media and culture and the overall economic development and revitalization of NYC and the surrounding region.

My professional interests were most informed by my childhood in NYC’s borough of the Bronx High Bridge neighborhood, (then Williamsbridge / Norwood) and my early adult years in the borough of Brooklyn (Fort Greene and Clinton Hill) and now by the revitalization of lower Manhattan. As a child I witnessed first-hand the destruction of once tight-knit vital neighborhoods and their housing, workplaces, businesses and institutions. When you grew up in the Bronx of the 1970’s you had a great time but all your neighbors and friends wanted to do or ever talked about was moving out of the neighborhood to Queens or the suburbs. Bronx neighborhoods had become “beat”, and were “changing.” Many families themselves were breaking apart too at that time.

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Specialties Include the Following

  • Development applications
  • Code and ordinance writing and implementation

  • Zoning and Planning administration

  • Real estate development
  • Fiscal and Market Analysis
  • Community impacts
  • Infill and new site development
  • Urban renewal
  • Affordable housing
  • Waterfront development
  • Due diligence
  • Hazardous materials
  • Regulatory (Army Corps and NYS DEC) permitting
  • Coastal zone management / Local waterfront revitalization
  • Historic preservation
  • Downtown revitalization