Ancel Glink & Houseal Lavigne Planning Law and Practice
Friday, June 22, 2012
8:30 a.m. - noon CDT
Land Use Law Update Ancel Glink attorneys will discuss best practices for zoning hearings, and how new legislation expressly authorizes communities to adopt rules of procedure to assist in the management of ordinary and complex zoning applications. Participants will also learn about the latest cases affecting planning and zoning officials, analyzing emerging issues under the Second Amendment, takings claims by billboard owners, limits to local regulation of telecommunications facilities, and more. Zoning Practice Visualization Enhanced visual communication and improving the appearance of zoning ordinances, design guidelines, and other regulatory tools is becoming increasingly important in the digital age. As our tools, software and the web evolve, so have our practices, codes, and ordinances. The increased transparency in government has also broadened the audience of potential users and readers, and expectations of easy access and user friendliness are at an all time high. This presentation will highlight the use of visual tools and imagery to enhance zoning ordinances, explain zoning changes, and highlight the development potential of key sites.