Land Use Entitlements For Mixed-Use Projects, Master Planned Communities and Infill Development

Navigating the Approval Process for Permitted Uses, Site Plans, Sustainability Policies, Zoning and Parking

Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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Course Materials

This CLE course will discuss the entitlement process for mixed-use projects, master planned communities and infill development, and best practices for making effective arguments to county or municipal commissions. The program will address permitted uses and conditional use permits, site plan approvals and modifications, sustainability policies, zoning, and parking.


One of the first and critical steps in real estate project development is getting the necessary entitlement approvals from the local/municipal authorities. This time consuming and complex process can take up to a year or more to plow through. 

Common challenges in the commercial entitlement process include permitted use of the land/parcel, site plan approvals and subsequent modifications, zoning issues, sustainability or "green building" laws, and local policies. 

Counsel must effectively navigate the entitlement process in the shortest amount of time to maximize the project’s value and minimize unanticipated costs caused by avoidable delays and project revisions.

Listen as our authoritative panel of real estate practitioners prepares you to navigate the entitlement process for commercial projects and present effective arguments to county or municipal commissions.



  1. Site plan review, approval and modifications
  2. Sustainability policies
  3. Rezoning and zoning variances
  4. Parking, vested rights, impact fees, exactions


The panel will review these and other issues:

  • Navigating the site plan review, approval and modification process
  • Best practices for arguing for rezoning or zoning variances
  • Handling the entitlements process
  • Handling the environmental review process
  • Evaluating design expenditures during entitlements and money at risk


Michael Levin
Michael Levin

Development Management Associates

Mr. Levin has more than 35 years of leadership experience in real estate development. He has managed the successful...  |  Read More

Kenneth A. Kecskes
Kenneth A. Kecskes

Fox Rothschild

Mr. Kecskes’ practice focuses on real estate, land development and equity investment transactions. He counsels...  |  Read More

Donna J. Pugh
Donna J. Pugh

Foley & Lardner

Ms. Pugh is a partner and real estate business lawyer who focuses on obtaining land use and zoning entitlements on...  |  Read More

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