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September 8, 2022
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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*Please arrive earlier than 6:30 PM for the first session.
Lansdale Borough Hall (Council Chambers)
One Vine Street

Lansdale, PA 19446
$110 ($90 for officials & staff from municipalities with an MCPC planning assistance contract)
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The Course in Zoning (September 8, 22, 29)

Thursday, September 8, 2022

The Course in Zoning
September 8, 22, 29 2022 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM | Cost: $110*
Lansdale Borough Hall (Council Chambers), One Vine Street, Lansdale, PA 19446 
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The Course in Zoning deals with probably the most complex topic in local planning. This three-session course emphasizes the fundamentals for developing a sound zoning ordinance using the authority granted in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC). Course topics include the relationship of zoning to comprehensive plans, key terms used in zoning and how they are applied, critical issues in drafting a zoning ordinance and map, procedures for adopting and amending ordinances, and basic zoning administration. The course also explores techniques such as overlay districts, performance zoning, traditional neighborhood development, and planned residential development as well as the options available through regional planning. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in mapping exercises, reviews of ordinance provisions, and discussions of problem situations. Professional credits offered through PMPEI. Check out additional courses and upcoming planning events at Smarter.

*Municipal elected officials and staff from municipalities with a current community planning assistance contract with MCPC are eligible for a discounted rate of $90.

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