Planning, Zoning and Land Use Best Practices for Economic Development
Friday, November 2, 2018
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. EDT
CM | 1.50
L | 1.50
Potential developers’ first impressions of a community usually occur when the developer reads a zoning code, inquires with the building and planning departments and goes before planning commission or the board of zoning appeals. The developer’s interaction with a community’s zoning professionals can make or break an economic development opportunity. This session will cover best practices for planning professionals, building and zoning administrators and planning commission members, and will discuss how those best practices tie into economic development. The session will cover topics including implementing reasonable zoning procedures that are easily determined from the zoning code; adopting clear and proper administrative forms; running meetings properly; providing documents in accordance with Sunshine Laws; and maintaining commissions and staff with a basic understanding of zoning law, proper meeting procedures and economic development incentives, with a brief discussion of each.
R. Todd Hunt
Matthew Schmidt, firstname.lastname@example.org