The Subdivision and Land Development Review Process in Pennsylvania

APA Pennsylvania Chapter


Wednesday, February 15, 2017
noon - 1:15 p.m. EST

Milford, PA, United States

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The local development review process prescribed by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code is complex.  It can frustrate local officials, developers, and the public.  It can lead to community controversy when not handled well.


The webinar is designed for local officials involved in reviewing subdivision and development plans and related zoning actions like conditional uses and variances.  It will provide a refresher on the MPC-prescribed steps, timelines, and roles of elected officials, planning commission, staff, and consultants.  And it will provide suggestions for improving the process and interacting effectively with applicants and developers. These suggested improvements are being implemented in some Pennsylvania communities.


Finally, the webinar will provide examples of case law that further define the MPC requirements for review of subdivisions and land development.


Denny Puko

Denny Puko manages planning services and the Municipal Assistance Program for the PA Department of Community and Economic Development. Since joining DCED in 2004 he has helped upwards of 100 local planning efforts and overseen policy projects like the 2010 State Land Use and Growth Management Report and the 2013 ... Read More

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