Confidently Handle Subdivision, Development 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.
- Learn standard of review for challenging land use determinations.
- 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, James B. Haddow
- 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
10:00 - 11:00, James B. Haddow
- 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
- LITIGATING THE LAND USE DISPUTE
11:15 - 12:15, Gordon R. Smith
- Overview of Administrative Land Use Litigation
- Local Process (ZBA; 80B)
- State Process (BEP; 80C)
- Federal Process (Army Corps; U.S. District Court)
- Deadlines for Challenging Land Use Determinations
- What Constitutes Receipt of Notice
- Good Cause Exception (Viles v. Town of Embden)
- Municipal Confusion (Bryant v. Town of Camden)
- Standard of Review for Challenges to Land Use Determinations
- Factual vs. Legal Determinations
- Saddleback Public Health Exception
- Substantive Challenges
- Inconsistency with Ordinance, Regulation or Statute
- Constitutional Claims (Uliano v. DEP)
- Insufficient Factual Support (Administrative Record on Appeal)
- TAKE A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT LAND USE LAW
1:15 - 2:15, John B. Shumadine
- 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
2:30 - 3:30, Joseph Siviski
- 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, James B. Haddow
- 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