Master Planner – Zoning
April 2 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
This is a nuts and bolts course that deals with probably the most complex and provocative topic in local planning. The course reviews how zoning evolved in the United States, and how many of the original concepts still form the basis of the way zoning is practiced in 21st century Pennsylvania. It stresses the fundamentals for developing a sound zoning ordinance using the authority granted in the PA Municipalities Planning Code. Among the topics in the course are the relationship of zoning to comprehensive plans; the key terms used in zoning and how they are applied; the critical issues in drafting a zoning ordinance and map; the procedures for adopting and amending ordinances, and; basic zoning administration. Also emphasized are advanced techniques like overlay zones, performance zoning, traditional neighborhood development, planned residential development, as well as the options available for joint municipal zoning. The course includes mapping exercises, reviews of ordinance provisions, and discussions of problem situations. This course is intended for planning commissioners, zoning officials, elected officials, and others interested or involved in zoning.
This course runs on April 2, April 9 and April 16.
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