Mary Beth Lonergan

Ms. Lonergan is a professional planner with over 30 years experience in land use planning in both the public and private sectors. Ms. Lonergan has an expertise in affordable housing planning having been named Special Court Master in 44 Mt. Laurel litigation matters before the New Jersey Superior Court and having prepared and implemented affordable housing plans for over 25 municipal clients. Prior to joining Clarke Caton Hintz in 2003, Ms. Lonergan worked for the NJ Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) for eight years as Chief of Housing Services. While at COAH, Ms. Lonergan researched affordable housing policy issues, including the impact of proposed state legislation and court cases; prepared rule proposals and policy papers; provided professional advice to municipalities and served as mediator. Ms. Lonergan’s other municipal planning experience includes the preparation of master plans, land use and zoning ordinances, and site plan, subdivision, and “d” variance application reviews. Ms. Lonergan has regularly attended planning and zoning board public meetings as a municipal planning consultant. Ms. Lonergan’s private sector experience includes expert planning testimony and development feasibility analyses and fiscal impact statements.