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This intermediate level program is designed for those who want to advance their land use knowledge to the next level. The following should attend: attorneys, city and urban planners, local zoning and land use officials, developers, engineers, architects, appraisers, and surveyors

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Confidently Handle Subdivision, Annexation and Zoning Processes (see full course description)

 

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Confidently Handle Subdivision, Zoning and Other Land Use 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!

  • Clarify confusion between subdivision and tax map classifications.
  • Analyze a comprehensive plan to determine if all the key elements are included.
  • Get up to speed on key issues in the special management area permitting process.
  • Recognize who has the power to zone and how those decisions affect you.
  • Ensure that critical environmental laws and procedures are adhered to.


  1. ANALYZE THE LAND SUBDIVISION PROCESS
    9:00 - 10:15, James K. Mee
    1. Comparing Subdivision (Counties) with Land Use Classification (State) and Zoning (Counties)
    2. Confusion Between Subdivision and Tax Map (TMK) Classifications
    3. Subdivision Process for the Different Counties: The Process and Issues
    4. Consolidation and Resubdivision vs. Joint Development Agreements
    5. Interplay Between Subdivision and Land Court for Registered Property
    6. Impact of Subdivision on Use and Construction of Improvements
    7. "Grandfathering"/Nonconforming Use/Variances/Waivers/Consent Letters
    8. Encroachment Agreements
    9. Alternatives to Subdivision
    10. Consequences of Failing to Properly Subdivide
    11. Title Insurance Issues
    12. Fixing Subdivision Problems
  2. UNDERSTAND THE DEVELOPMENT AND UTILIZATION OF THE COMPREHENSIVE OR GENERAL PLAN
    10:30 - 11:30, Dennis J. Hwang
    1. Definition of Comprehensive or General Plans
    2. Key Components of Comprehensive, General and Other Planning Documents
    3. How Plans for City, County and Township Differ
    4. What is the Basis for Land Use Control? A Policy, Map, or No Plan at All?
    5. The Importance of Consistency Within the Plan
    6. Procedures for the Adoption and Amendment of the Plan
    7. How the Plan is Implemented
    8. Tips for Working Within - and Outside - the Plan
    9. Current and Emerging Issues
  3. DEVELOPMENT IN THE SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREA (SMA)
    11:30 - 12:15, James K. Mee
    1. Coastal Zone Regulation
    2. Shoreline Setback Areas
    3. Regulation and Permitting Process Variation by County
    4. Key Issues in the SMA Permit Process
  4. TAKE A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT LAND USE LAW
    1:15 - 2:15, Jennifer A. Lim
    1. Who Has the Power to Zone? How Does it Affect You?
    2. The In's and Out's of Board of Zoning Appeals
    3. What Qualifies as a Contested Case
    4. What Quasi-Judicial Decisions Usually Involve
    5. Navigating the Appeal Process
    6. Recent Hawaii Case Law Regarding Zoning and Related Appeals
  5. STAY ON TOP OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
    2:30 - 3:30, Lisa A. Bail
    1. Look at the Impact of Environmental Regulations on Land Use
    2. How Endangered Species Fit into Land Use
    3. Why Primary Permit Requirements are Vital to Successful Development
    4. Strategies for Controlling Wetlands Use and Abuse
    5. Who Does Superfund Liability Extend To?
    6. Reuse of Environmentally Impaired Property: Liability Issues and Impact Reduction
    7. How Hazardous Substances Impact Land Development
  6. ETHICS IN LAND USE
    3:30 - 4:30, Carole R. Richelieu
    1. Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct (Highlighting the Most Violated Rules)
    2. The Attorney-Client Relationship and How to Control it
    3. Confidentiality in General and Special Duties for Government Attorneys
    4. Conflicts of Interest
    5. Dealing with Others

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Seminar Summary:

Confidently Handle Subdivision, Annexation and Zoning Processes (see full course description)

 

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