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Confidently Handle Subdivision, Annexation and Zoning Processes

Looking for the latest developments on land use law? Want to know how to use the laws and regulations to your fullest advantage? With this one-day seminar, quickly advance your understanding and learn how to avoid legal entanglements to make sure every transaction is smooth and successful. Don't miss this opportunity to attain the information you need - register today!

  • Expand your subdivision knowledge by knowing how city, county and township platting processes work.
  • Analyze a comprehensive plan to determine if all the key elements are included.
  • Recognize who has the power to zone and how those decisions affect you.
  • Ensure that critical environmental laws and procedures are adhered to.

  1. SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT
    9:00 - 10:30, Edmund J. Campbell
    1. How City, County and Township Platting Processes Work
    2. When Lot Splits and Industrial Lands are Exempt
    3. Avoid Prohibited Land Division
    4. Rules Applying to Inspections, Dedications and Vacations
    5. Private or Public Streets? Which Choice and When?
    6. When Can Extraterritoriality be Invoked
    7. The Powers and Processes of Planning Commissions: City vs. County vs. Regional
    8. When Subdivision is Not Zoning and Vice Versa
    9. What to do When the Land Use Regulation is in the "Gray Area" and Approval is Denied
    10. Design Subdivision Regulations the Old Fashioned Way
    11. Get Up to Speed on the New Urbanism and Subdivision Regulations
    12. Review New Case Histories Involving Local Subdivisions
  2. UNDERSTAND THE DEVELOPMENT AND UTILIZATION OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
    10:45 - 12:00, Michael J. Savona
    1. Definition of a Comprehensive Plan
    2. Key Components of a Comprehensive Plan
    3. How Comprehensive Plans for City, County and Township Differ
    4. What is the Basis for Land Use Control? A Policy, Map, or No Plan at All?
    5. The Importance of Consistency Within the Plan
    6. Procedures for the Adoption and Amendment of the Plan
    7. How the Plan is Implemented
    8. Tips for Working Within - and Outside - the Plan
  3. COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF ZONING AND ZONING APPEALS
    1:00 - 2:00, Edmund J. Campbell
    1. Zoning Map
    2. Zoning Ordinances
      1. By-Right Uses
      2. Conditional Uses and Special Exceptions
      3. Regulations
        1. Impervious Coverage
        2. Building Coverage
        3. Open/Green Space
        4. FAR
        5. Parking
      4. Overlay Districts
        1. Evironmental Overlay Districts
        2. Development Overlay Districts
    3. Text Amendments
    4. Non Conforming Uses (Continuation and Expansion)
    5. Zoning Hearings and Procedures
      1. Variances
        1. Use Variances
        2. Dimensional Variances and Hertzberg
      2. Conditional Use & Special Exception
      3. Curative Amendments
  4. STAY ON TOP OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
    2:15 - 3:30, Jonathan Spergel
    1. Look at the Impact of Environmental Regulations on Land Use
    2. How Endangered Species Fit Into Land Use
    3. Why Primary Permit Requirements are Vital to Successful Development
    4. Strategies for Controlling Wetlands Use and Abuse
    5. Who Does Superfund Liability Extend to?
    6. Reuse of Environmentally Impaired Property: Liability Issues and Impact Reduction
    7. How Hazardous Substances Impact Land Development
  5. ETHICS IN LAND USE
    3:30 - 4:30, Edmund J. Campbell, Michael J. Savona & Jonathan Spergel
    1. Code of Professional Responsibility
    2. Land Use Decisions for the Public Good
    3. Duty to Protect the Environment
    4. Ex Parte Contacts
    5. Conflicts of Interest
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Land Use Law: Current Issues in Subdivision and Zoning
  • Course ID:
    233532
  • Duration:
    1 day
  • Price:
    $349
  • Date:
    Thursday 12/14/2017
  • Time:
    9:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Location:
    Hampton Inn Spokane - Spokane, WA
    2010 S. Assembly Road
    Spokane, WA 99224