Overplatted? Tools to Reduce or Eliminate Entitlements
Thursday, March 30, 2017
10:30 a.m. - noon MDT
CM | 1.50
L | 1.50
Western communities - mountain towns in particular - have been particularly susceptible to boom-bust real estate cycles. This has often led to the empty or partially development that exceed long-term demand, adversely impact the environment, fall into disrepair, or are otherwise inconsistent with community objectives. The session will provide a case study of legal and policy tools used to incentivize or compel the replatting and vacation of empty or partially built subdivisions in Teton County, Idaho. In addition, the session will provide an overview of relevant case law in several western states that provide the framework for reducing or eliminating unutilized development rights.
How does the event meet a specific planning related training objective? The session will provide attendees with the legal and policy framework for reducing or eliminating development entitlements, and provide a case study with ample examples of successes and challenges in this endeavor. Topics will include subdivision ordinances, development agreements, vested rights, and contracts.
What are the specific training objectives? What do you want the attendees to learn from this event? Specific training objectives include:
● Overviewing pertinent statutes and/or case law (in a variety of western states) pertaining to approved entitlements and platted subdivisions.
● Providing a comparative analysis of legal strategies to address existing entitlements.
● Reporting on the successes and challenges of the Teton County, Idaho ordinances over the last 5 years.
Shawn Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org