Rachel A. Mayo

Land Use Analyst

  • Overview

    Biography

    Rachel Mayo, an analyst in the firm's Land Use and Environmental + Utilities Groups, has over 25 years of experience in the land use field. She provides research and analysis services for a variety of clients, such as telecommunications providers; tower builders; and solar energy, fuel cell, and power generation companies. Ms. Mayo also assists with producing land use applications for submission to state and local agencies.

    Research and Analysis

    When a client is pursuing a project proposal, Ms. Mayo prepares complex land use analyses and feasibility studies. She also conducts research of local zoning regulations to improve an application’s likelihood of success. She frequently handles research related to applications for wireless telecommunications facilities and antennas, which involves reviewing local zoning regulations for height restrictions, setback locations, and visual mitigation requirements.

    Land Use Applications

    Ms. Mayo assists in preparing Connecticut Siting Council applications and filings as well as municipal land use and environmental permit applications for various proposals. She has assisted a telecommunications provider with obtaining the necessary approvals to construct hundreds of towers and rooftop installations around Connecticut. Ms. Mayo also has helped prepare application materials for several successful power generation, solar facility, and fuel cell projects.

    Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Ms. Mayo served as a project manager for a consulting engineering firm, where she was responsible for obtaining project approvals for a wide range of clients, primarily in the petroleum industry. Her experience included making presentations before various land use boards and commissions, obtaining local permits for a variety of projects ranging from sign installations to complete service station rebuilds, and conducting permit investigations with state and local authorities for various construction projects.

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Assisted in preparation of numerous Connecticut Siting Council applications for Verizon Wireless for new tower construction projects and facility modifications, which resulted in hundreds of project approvals in Connecticut.

      • Conducted in-depth regulatory review of municipal zoning regulations for required permits and approvals, and prepared hundreds of Planning and Zoning applications for wireless telecommunications facilities throughout the State of Connecticut, resulting in hundreds of project approvals.  

      • Assisted with research and preparation of application materials for power generation facilities, solar facilities, and fuel cell projects throughout Connecticut, helping bring the projects to fruition.

      • Helped gas station clients secure all necessary state and local approvals to convert service stations to convenience stores throughout Connecticut.

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Society of Women Environmental Professionals, Connecticut Chapter (2001 - present)

      American Planning Association, Connecticut Chapter (2001 - present)

      National Association of Realtors (2000 - present)

      Connecticut Association of Zoning Enforcement Officials (2016 - present)