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Posted on: May 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] The Limits to Zoning

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DATE: Thursday, May 27, 2021
TIME:  6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
COST:  $25 Registration Fee

Zoning is a powerful tool of local government, but its power is not unlimited. Community expectations for zoning are high, but ordinance drafters and administrators must know the limitations and the effect they have on a municipality’s zoning program. This course will explore limitations, such as those in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC), the Police Power, non-conforming use property rights, and state and federal laws impacting local zoning. While this is not a zoning case law update, it does offer an interactive discussion of common zoning issues with an opportunity to look at them in the context of the course.

This online course and others are being offered as part of Planning Smarter Montco 2021. They are temporarily replacing the three-session courses we annually sponsor from the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI), which are not available due to social distancing requirements. We have worked with PMPEI to schedule Montgomery County instructors/MCPC staff—who can provide local information—for one date of each of the 90-minute virtual courses being offered statewide through PMPEI’s 2021 online learning series. Each course is $25, and class space is limited. Registration and payment is being handled directly by PMPEI. Please see the links below. Questions on the courses should be directed to Terri Dickow (800-232-7722, Ext. 1042). 

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