Rewire Your Development Review Process and Get Developments that Perform
Friday, October 19, 2018
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CDT
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The successful land development process requires many staff members from multiple departments to be in sync. Additionally, a smooth development process requires applicants to understand procedures as well as the city's requirements. What does this take? This session will teach proven methods local governments can use to assess and improve their overall development review process, with the goals of enhancing customer service, improving productivity, and bringing projects to speedier closure. We will start with speakers communicating the importance of efficient development review, breaking down its components and identifying a range of issues that can hinder smooth performance. Speakers on the panel will describe the recent case of a comprehensive development process audit in the City of Denton, where quick fixes implemented immediately are leading to both better plans and a significantly streamlined process to get “shovels in the ground” faster. Other speakers will then focus on the critical role of pre-development/pre-application meetings in reducing “downstream” obstacles in the City of Pearland, and will explain how their participatory process has helped to propel forward development that brings a high degree of quality to the built environment.
1. Learn tips and best practices for streamlined and successful development reviews, from pre-development meetings through the review process to permitting.
2. Learn how to evaluate your community’s development review process, engaging reviewers and the development community for a streamlined approach.
3. Learn effective ways to gather feedback and track and measure results of the development process, starting with the pre-development meeting.
Sarah Sinatra Gould
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