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Zoning 101: The Logic Behind Local Government Land Development Regulations (LUL818A)

Presented by: Carl Stephani, ICMA-CM
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Event Description
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Understand ‘Special Districts’—and Floating & Overlay Zones

Developers and builders headed into local jurisdictions often face a challenging set of land use rules—and a complicated set of application, appeal, and decision-making processes. Regulatory roadblocks are no trifle: They can significantly set back your timeline—and your budget. With building across the nation reaching a frenzied pace, now is not the time to take a chance that your project application will sail through without a snag.

Instead, learn key concepts that will help you speed almost any land development project through to approval. In this webinar, zoning expert Carl Stephani decodes the typical, complicated rules and arcane language of local land use rules; defines the various municipalities and special districts you may encounter; unravels the logic behind land use regulations; and sets you up for success by outlining the steps every project must follow as it travels from application, to consideration, to approval.

Sign up for this instructive session to understand basic municipal zoning concepts, the difference between a floating zone and an overlay zone, and the intricacies of pyramid zoning and development codes. After attending, you’ll be equipped to correctly file a zoning permit decision appeal and effectively protest a decision when necessary. You’ll also know exactly what a hearing officer does and what criteria elected officials are looking for during their review of a zoning permit. Plus, you’ll understand why zoning laws impact affordable housing and transportation planning. Zoning laws are complicated: Take action now to learn to navigate them and, ultimately, thrive despite them.

Session Highlights

Here is a sampling of what you will learn in this live audio conference:

  • The difference between a floating zone and an overlay zone
  • How to correctly file a zoning permit decision appeal
  • The difference between performance, form-based, and traditional zoning
  • Hearings officer functions
  • Varieties of types of municipalities as opposed to special districts
  • Pyramidal zoning and development codes
  • Why zoning laws impact affordable housing and transportation planning

Who Should Attend

  • Building officials
  • Housing officials
  • Assessors
  • Surveyors
  • Municipal administrators
  • Citizens concerned about land use
  • Transportation planners
  • Planning officials
About Our Speaker(s)

Carl Stephani | Regional Planning SpeakerCarl Stephani ICMA-CM
Mr. Carl Stephani has a Bachelor's degree in Social Science from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master's in Regional Planning from the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He served as a Project Officer's interne in the United Nations Development Programme in New York Ci... More info

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