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9/8 THUR 16:00 | Reduce Process, Not Planning
 

9/8 THUR 16:00 | Reduce Process, Not Planning

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Valerie Hubbard ...

Valerie Hubbard
Mary Kay Peck
Craig Richardson

Business friendly—it’s the latest buzzword on every politician’s lips and on the economic development scene. Get ready for economic recovery by making your development review process business friendly, predictable and transparent, all without sacrificing quality. In this session, you will learn how to draft user friendly land development regulations, streamline your review process and how applicants size up the development review process. Increase your economic competitiveness and get ready for economic recovery.

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    9/8 THUR 16:00 | Reduce Process, Not Planning 9/8 THUR 16:00 | Reduce Process, Not Planning Presentation Transcript

    • Streamlining Development Review and Administration
      Valerie Hubbard, FAICP
      Director of Planning Services
      Akerman, Senterfitt
      Mary Kay Peck, FAICP
      MKPeck Associates
      Craig Richardson, Esq.
      Vice President
      Clarion Associates
      FAPA September 8, 2011
    • _____
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
      Agenda
      Introduction
      Regulatory Aspects
      Administration
      Conclusion
    • STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
      Introduction
      Introduction
      Valerie Hubbard, FAICP
      Craig Richardson, Esq.
      Mary Kay Peck, FAICP
    • Introduction
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
    • Code Organization
      User-Friendliness
      Process Streamlining
      Flexibility Provisions
      Preferred Development Forms
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
      REGULATORY ASPECTS
    • Code Organization
      Article 1: General Provisions
      Article 2: Administrative Authorities
      Article 3: Procedures
      Article 4: Zone Districts
      Article 5: Use Standards
      Article 6: Development Standards
      Article 7: Subdivision Standards
      Article 8: Nonconformities
      Article 9: Enforcement
      Article 10: Definitions & Interpretation
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
      REGULATORY ASPECTS
    • User-Friendliness
      Intuitive page layout
      Integrate graphics/illustrations
      Common structure for procedures
      Clear, measurable standards
      Clarify definitions
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
      REGULATORY ASPECTS
    • User-Friendliness
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
      REGULATORY ASPECTS
    • Process Streamlining
      Standard Procedures
      Decrease Steps
      Staff Review
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
      REGULATORY ASPECTS
    • Process Streamlining
      Administrative Adjustment
      Minor deviation
      Established parameters
      Staff decision
      Objective standards
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
      Regulatory Aspects
    • Process Streamlining
      Alternative Forms of Compliance
      Alternative parking plan
      Alternative landscape plan
      Security exemption from lighting/fencing
      Uniform signage plan
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
      Regulatory Aspects
    • Process Streamlining
      Interpretation
      Formal process
      Written interpretation from the staff
      Generally relate to:
      Meaning of code text
      Map boundary
      Meaning of standards
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
      Regulatory Aspects
    • Flexibility Provisions
      Contextual Setbacks
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
      Regulatory Aspects
    • Flexibility Provisions
      Performance-Based Standards
      Buffer opacity
      Aggregate caliper inches
      Dumpster screening
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
      Regulatory Aspects
    • Flexibility Provisions
      Transitional Standards
      Design stds. applied to nonresidential development; when locating next to existing single-family development
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
      Regulatory Aspects
    • Preferred Development Forms
      Accessory Dwelling Units – Santa Clara CA
      ADUs allowed in SF districts
      Developed number of pre-approved ADU proto-types
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
      Regulatory Aspects
    • Preferred Development Forms
      Type I/II Development Plans – Portsmouth VA
      Type I: Staff review of plan that complies with standards
      Type II: Public hearing for plan that proposes to vary standards. Additional compensating public benefits.
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
      Regulatory Aspects
    • Preferred Development Forms
      Form-based and Corridor Development – Beaufort County, SC
      Development in Form Districts: Staff review of plans.
      Development in Scenic Corridors: Creation of development proto-types. No review by Corridor Review Board (staff review).
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
      Regulatory Aspects
    • STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
      Administration
      The Code is Great, So What Comes Next?
      Streamline Your Review Process
    • Administration
      Why Now?
      Be Ready
      Economic Competitiveness
      Political Pressure
      Compliments, not Complaints
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
    • Administration
      Processes and Procedures
      User Friendly
      Predictable
      Transparent
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
    • Guiding Principals
      The Vision Thing
      Provide predictable and transparent development services, from first application to project completion.
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
    • Identify and Involve Stakeholders
      Internal and External
      Communicate
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
      Build and Keep Support
    • Test Period
      Internal/External
      Situational
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
    • Reinvention
      Inventory
      Eliminate
      Combine
      Re-Engineer
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
    • Service Targets
      Grounded in Reality
      Fees Cover Costs
      Track
      Report
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
    • Funding
      Fee Based
      Cost Recovery
      Enterprise Operation
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
    • On Line Services
      Application Forms
      Permit Forms
      Checklists
      Service Targets
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
    • On Line Services
      Fee Calculator and Payment
      Scheduling
      Inspections
      Appointments
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
    • On Line Services
      Tracking
      Review Comments
      Permit Status
      Inspection Results
      Permit History
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
    • Success!
      Service Targets = Certainty
      Transparency
      User Friendly
      Communication
      Continuous Feedback and Improvement
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
    • Conclusion
      What’s in it for the public?
      What’s in it for the elected officials?
      What’s in it for YOU?
      STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
    • STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
      FAPA 2011
      Questions