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

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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

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

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