This seminar is designed for attorneys, planners, engineers, architects, presidents and vice presidents, project managers, zoning board members, land use officials, contractors, subcontractors, city council and board members, owners, developers, public works directors, principals, surveyors and directors of land development.
This one-day program is designed to enhance participants’ knowledge and understanding of the key issues related to land use law. Experts in the field will examine the various regulatory requirements and provide valuable planning tips designed to help you avoid costly errors and be more confident and better prepared when facing issues related to land use law.
Topics to be discussed include:
• Overview Of The New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law
• The Changing Face Of Affordable Housing: “Mt. Laurel 3” – Who’s Got A Crystal Ball?
• Board Jurisdiction: Variances
• Zoning And Land Use – A Planning Perspective
• Variances: The Details
• The Big Map: The Traffic Light Approach To Land Use Regulation
• Nonconforming Uses And Vested Rights
• Ethics And Land Use
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
I. Overview Of The New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law
A. The MLUL
B. The Residential Subdivision Improvement Standards
C. Local Ordinances
D. The NJDEP “BIG” Map
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
II. The Changing Face Of Affordable Housing: “Mt. Laurel 3” – Who’s Got A
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
III. Board Jurisdiction; Variances
A. Where Are We Going: Planning Board Or Zoning Board?
B. Introduction To Variances: The Big Picture
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
IV. Zoning And Land Use – A Planning Perspective
— Larry S. Waetzman, AICP, PP
A. Ethical Responsibilities Of Planners
B. Improving Your Chances Of Obtaining Development Approvals
C. What To Do When You Need Zoning Relief
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
V. Variances: The Details
A. Applications For Variances
1. The “C” Variances.
2. “D” Variances.
B. The “Positive And Negative Criteria” Applied In Variances
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
VI. The Big Map: The Traffic Light Approach To Land Use Regulation
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
VII. Nonconforming Uses And Vested Rights
A. Nonconforming Uses
B. Vested Rights In Approvals And Nonconforming Uses
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VIII. Ethics And Land Use