Zoning Issues in Planned Unit Developments: Conditional Use, Base Zone and Rezoning Alternatives
A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE webinar will discuss the complex land use and zoning issues that arise in planned unit developments. Our experienced panel of real estate attorneys will provide insight into the current landscape of land use and zoning regulations along with alternative measures that are helping developers and communities address some of the unique challenges that arise in planned developments.
- Overview of planned unit development
- Zoning considerations
- Entitlement vs. discretionary zoning
- Conditional use
- Base zone alternative
- Rezoning alternative
- Approval process
- Considerations for developers
- Considerations for local governments
- Alternatives for avoidance or supplementation
- Comparative ordinances
The panel will review these and other relevant issues:
- Best practices for local government to consider in promoting planned unit developments?
- What are the alternatives to avoid or supplement discretionary review of project proposals?
- What are the steps that counsel for developers and local government can take to address potential conflicts in proposed development agreements and zoning ordinances for planned developments?
Steven G. Mlenak
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis
Mr. Mlenak’s practice is focused in the areas of redevelopment, land use, zoning and real estate development. His... | Read More
Mr. Mlenak’s practice is focused in the areas of redevelopment, land use, zoning and real estate development. His clients include property owners and developers engaged in mixed use, residential, industrial, commercial, office, retail and affordable housing development projects. Mr. Mlenak provides guidance from the initial project concept through to construction, including land use planning and approvals, permits and variances, and appearances before municipal, county and state planning and zoning boards and agencies. Mr. Mlenak also maintains a strong practice in the area of community association law, providing strategic guidance and general counseling to condominium and homeowners association clients across a broad range of legal issues.Close
Midgett S. Parker, Jr.
Linowes and Blocher
Mr. Parker is a partner in the Firm’s Annapolis, Maryland office. While he works primarily on land use and zoning... | Read More
Mr. Parker is a partner in the Firm’s Annapolis, Maryland office. While he works primarily on land use and zoning matters in Prince George’s County, Maryland, his practice involves serving as outside counsel to a variety of clients in multiple jurisdictions on a broad range of issues from government relations, business transactions, land acquisition, to internal operations. Mr. Parker's clients include land owners, real property developers, business owners, non-profit & religious institutions, and a public housing authority.Close
Daniel C. Shapiro
Shapiro & Associates Law
Mr. Shapiro practices in the areas of land use, zoning, governmental relations, municipal law, and civil litigation. He... | Read More
Mr. Shapiro practices in the areas of land use, zoning, governmental relations, municipal law, and civil litigation. He represents a wide variety of private developers as well as governmental entities. He handles complex multi-million dollar projects by working closely with his clients to seek necessary zoning entitlements and/or private public partnership financing mechanisms. He has successfully presented legislative and administrative matters before plan commissions, zoning boards as well as village, city and county bodies. He is a frequent lecturer on the issues such as of land use, public/private partnerships, and local government issues.Close
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