Rachel Mayo, an analyst in the firm's Land Use and Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications 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. Rachel 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, Rachel 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
Rachel 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. Rachel also has helped prepare application materials for several successful power generation, solar facility, and fuel cell projects.
Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, she 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. Rachel's 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.