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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, Surveyors

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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. (see full course description)

 

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Confidently Handle Subdivision Tasks, Zoning Processes and Solar Energy Projects

Looking for the latest developments on land use law? Want to know how to use the laws and regulations to your fullest advantage? Want to know how land use regulations can impact solar energy projects? 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 solar energy projects are restricted by land use laws and techniques for working through common roadblocks.
  • 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 - 10:00, Robert S. Baranowski Jr.
    1. How City, County and Township Platting Processes Work
    2. When Lot Splits and Industrial Lands Are Exempt
    3. Avoid Prohibited Land Division
    4. Rules Applying to Inspections, Dedications and Vacations
    5. Private or Public Streets? Which Choice and When?
    6. When Can Extraterritoriality Be Invoked
    7. The Powers and Processes of Planning Commissions: City vs. County vs. Regional
    8. When Subdivision Is Not Zoning and Vice Versa
    9. What to Do When the Land Use Regulation Is in the “Gray Area” and Approval Is Denied
    10. Design Subdivision Regulations the Old Fashioned Way
    11. Get Up to Speed on the New Urbanism and Subdivision Regulations
    12. Review New Case Histories Involving Local Subdivisions
  2. UNDERSTAND THE DEVELOPMENT AND UTILIZATION OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
    10:15 - 11:15, Frederick W. Hardt
    1. Definition of a Comprehensive Plan
    2. Key Components of a Comprehensive Plan
    3. How Comprehensive 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
  3. TAKE A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT LAND USE LAW
    11:15 - 12:15, Frederick W. Hardt
    1. Who Has the Power to Zone? How Does It Affect You?
    2. The Ins and Outs of Board of Zoning Appeals
    3. Ubiquitous Manufactured Housing: Implications for Your Community
    4. What Quasi-Judicial Decisions Usually Involve
    5. Navigating the Appeal Process
    6. What is Environmentally Driven Zoning Law?
    7. Determine the Impact of Current Land Use Law
  4. SOLAR ENERGY AND LAND USE
    1:15 - 2:15, Alan P. Fox
    1. Development of the Renewable Energy Facilities in New Jersey
    2. Update on Federal and State laws and Regulations for Renewable Energy Facilities
    3. Land Use Issues Related to Solar Energy Projects
    4. Common Questions Raised by a Zoning Board when Receiving a Solar Project
    5. Specific Zoning Issues Related to Solar Energy Project
      1. Is a Solar Energy Facility a Permitted Use?
      2. Is a Solar Project an Inherently Beneficial Use?
      3. Is a Solar Canopy Structure or Equipment?
      4. Are Ground Mounted Solar Panels Structure or Equipment?
      5. What is Included in Determining Impervious Areas?
      6. What Conditions May Be Imposed When Seeking a Use Variance for a Solar Project?
  5. STAY ON TOP OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
    2:30 - 3:30, Stacy S. Cohen
    1. Look At the Impact of Environmental Regulations on Land Use
    2. Why Primary Permit Requirements Are Vital to Successful Development
    3. How Endangered Species and Cultural Resources Fit into Land Use
    4. Strategies for Controlling Wetlands Use and Abuse
    5. Watershed and Water Quality Management Issues
    6. Water Development and Coastal Development
    7. State, Regional and Local Land Use Commissions
    8. How Hazardous Substances Regulation Impact Land Development
  6. ETHICS IN LAND USE
    3:30 - 4:30, Robert S. Baranowski Jr.
    1. Code of Professional Responsibility
    2. Land Use Decisions for the Public Good
    3. Duty to Protect the Environment
    4. Ex Parte Contacts
    5. Conflicts of Interest

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