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.
- Know how annexation decisions are made and what filing requirements need to be fulfilled.
- Recognize who has the power to zone and how those decisions affect you.
- Ensure that critical environmental laws and procedures are adhered to.
- ANALYZE THE LAND SUBDIVISION PROCESS
9:00 - 10:00,
George A. Dean and Samuel H. Edwards
- How City, County and Township Platting Processes Work
- When Lot Splits and Industrial Lands Are Exempt
- Avoid Prohibited Land Division
- Rules Applying to Inspections, Dedications and Vacations
- Private or Public Streets? Which Choice and When?
- When Can Extraterritoriality Be Invoked
- The Powers and Processes of Planning Commissions: City vs. County vs. Regional
- When Subdivision is Not Zoning and Vice Versa
- What to Do When the Land Use Regulation is in the "Gray Area" and Approval is Denied
- Design Subdivision Regulations the Old Fashioned Way
- Get Up to Speed on the New Urbanism and Subdivision Regulations
- Review New Case Histories Involving Local Subdivisions
- UNDERSTAND THE DEVELOPMENT AND UTILIZATION OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
10:15 - 11:15,
George A. Dean and Samuel H. Edwards
- Definition of a Comprehensive Plan
- Key Components of a Comprehensive Plan
- How Comprehensive Plans for City, County and Township Differ
- What is the Basis for Land Use Control? A Policy, Map, or No Plan at All?
- The Importance of Consistency Within the Plan
- Procedures for the Adoption and Amendment of the Plan
- How the Plan is Implemented
- Tips for Working Within - and Outside - the Plan
- BE ALERT TO THE LEGAL AND PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF ANNEXATION
11:15 - 12:15,
J. Bryan Echols
- Update on Key Issues in Annexation Law - is the UGB Still Relevant?
- Get it Right the First Time - Understand Filing Requirements
- How Municipal Officials Impact Annexation Decisions - Plan of Services
- What Does Contiguity Mean? How Does it Apply?
- How the General Good of the Territory is Determined
- Challenges to Annexation - Standing, Process and Grounds
- Review of Current Annexation Case Law and How it Applies
- TAKE A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT LAND USE LAW
1:15 - 2:15, George A. Dean and Samuel H. Edwards
- Who Has the Power to Zone? How Does it Affect You?
- The Ins and Outs of Board of Zoning Appeals
- Ubiquitous Manufactured Housing: Implications for Your Community
- What Quasi-Judicial Decisions Usually Involve
- Navigating the Appeal Process
- What is Environmentally Driven Zoning Law?
- Determine the Impact of Current Land Use Law
- STAY ON TOP OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
2:15 - 3:15,
William L. Penny
- Look at the Impact of Environmental Regulations on Land Use
- How Endangered Species Fit Into Land Use
- Why Primary Permit Requirements Are Vital to Successful Development
- Strategies for Controlling Wetlands Use and Abuse
- Who Does Superfund Liability Extend To?
- Reuse of Environmentally Impaired Property: Liability Issues and Impact Reduction
- How Hazardous Substances Impact Land Development
- ETHICS IN LAND USE
3:30 - 4:30, George A. Dean and Samuel H. Edwards
- Code of Professional Responsibility
- Land Use Decisions for the Public Good
- Duty to Protect the Environment
- Ex Parte Contacts
- Conflicts of Interest
This intermediate level program is designed for those who want to advance their land use knowledge to the next level. The following should attend:
- City and Urban Planners
- Local Zoning and Land Use Officials