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Get Land Use Approvals to Move Projects Forward

This crucial seminar will provide you with an insider's guide to obtaining land use and zoning approvals. Veteran faculty with countless entitlements under their belts will walk you through the practical steps of obtaining subdivision approvals, variances, conditional use permits and more. You'll get the knowledge you need to effortlessly obtain stormwater runoff and other key federal, state and local permits. You'll also obtain the practical information to appeal denied approval requests. Solidify your foundational knowledge of land use and zoning procedures, put it into practice, and keep projects on track. Register today!

  • Obtain an insider's guide to how the land use and zoning approval process actually works.
  • Get the go-ahead for non-permitted property uses by obtaining rezoning approvals.
  • Avoid critical application errors when obtaining site plan and subdivision approvals.
  • Show the skeptics that conditional uses do not negatively affect neighboring property owners.
  • Prove the necessity for variances by showing zoning laws create undue hardships.
  • Know what you need to do to appeal zoning decisions that jeopardize development projects.
  • Get stormwater runoff and other key permits your clients need to keep projects on track.

  1. Getting Started: Know How the Land Use and Zoning Process Works
    9:00 - 9:45, Yazan Ashrawi
    1. Applicable Land Use and Zoning Laws
    2. Constitutional Limitations and Issues
    3. Essential Departments and Agencies You Need to Know
    4. Key Approvals for Real Estate Developments
    5. Land Use and Zoning Process Flowchart
    6. Essential Legal Updates
  2. Rezoning and Map Amendments: Get the Go-Ahead for Non-Permitted Uses
    9:45 - 10:30, Benjamin S. Zacks
    1. Legal Requirements and Due Process Rights
    2. Compatibility With Surrounding Property Use
    3. Adequate Public Services
    4. Comprehensive Plan Compatibility
    5. Proving Other Criteria
  3. Site Plans and Subdivisions: Split Land and Get Projects Approved
    10:45 - 11:30, Ray R. Michalski
    1. The Platting Process: How it Works
    2. Alignment with Comprehensive Plans, Subdivision Regulations, etc.
    3. The Application: Avoiding Critical Errors
    4. Open Meeting Laws and Strategies
    5. Dedications and Financial Guarantees
  4. Conditional Use Permits: Prove Case-by-Case Uses are the Right Fit for Zoning Districts
    11:30 - 12:00, Yazan Ashrawi
    1. General and Specific Requirements for Approvals
    2. Conditional Use Review Process Techniques
    3. Proving/Disproving Conditions are Unreasonable
    4. Conditional Use Violations
    5. Entities That Have no Conditional Use
  5. Variances: Obtain Approvals for Uses That Don't Comply With Zoning Laws
    1:00 - 1:45, Jeffrey D. Forbes
    1. Legal Standards and Requirements
    2. Use vs. Area Variances: Which is Necessary?
    3. Proving Unique Circumstances or Conditions
    4. Disproving Detriments to Neighbors, the Public, etc.
  6. Challenging or Appealing an Administrative Zoning Decision
    1:45 - 2:30, Jeffrey D. Forbes
    1. Procedural Requirements: Administrative and Judicial
    2. Standing: Showing Harm from Adverse Decisions
    3. Handling Administrative Appeals
    4. Judicial Review of Local Decisions: Practical Pointers
    5. Litigating Zoning Cases: Strategies, Experts and More
    6. Federal Pre-Emption
  7. How to Get Key Permits: Stormwater Runoff and More
    2:30 - 3:15, Frank J. Reed Jr.
    1. Permitting Due Diligence
    2. Stormwater Runoff Permits
    3. Other Environmental Permits
    4. Key State and Local Permits
    5. Historic Preservation and Other Special Permits
  8. Ethical Considerations
    3:30 - 4:30, Benjamin S. Zacks
    1. Administrative and Legislative Land Use Matters
    2. Complying with the Code of Professional Responsibility
    3. Identifying and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
    4. Ex Parte Contacts with Decision Makers
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Land Use, Zoning and Development: Getting Government Approvals
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  • Duration:
    1 day
  • Price:
  • Date:
    Monday 3/5/2018
  • Time:
    9:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Location:
    Hilton Waikiki Beach - Honolulu, HI
    2500 Kuhio Avenue
    Honolulu, HI 96815