Planners Training Service One-Day Workshop
Writing and Updating the Zoning Ordinance
Denver • November 7, 2012
Advanced Training for Practicing Planners
Is your community looking toward a new zoning ordinance — and looking to you to write it? Whether you're drafting from scratch or updating an existing ordinance, this helpful daylong workshop will give you the guidance you need to succeed.
What zoning format is right for your community — traditional, form-based, or hybrid? Should you consider modular zoning? Mixed use districts? Transit-oriented development? A panel of planners and attorneys will walk you through the choices and what they mean to you. You'll come away ready to prepare zoning content, tailor it to your community, gain public support, and put your new code into action.
This workshop is co-sponsored by APA Colorado Chapter.
APA has added a block of rooms at the Warwick Denver Hotel. To make your reservation use the link provided below, or call the hotel directly.
You'll learn about:
- Identifying your community's zoning issues
- Engaging public and agency support for the project
- Preparing site-, use-, and design-specific regulations
- Finding and modifying sample and model ordinances
- Using traditional, form-based, and hybrid zoning formats
- Adopting administrative and legal procedures for your team
- Making a smooth transition from old code to new ordinance
Certification Maintenance Credits
AICP members earn CM | 7.0 credits for participation in this one-day workshop. Partial credit is not available.
City and County of Denver
As a principal city planner for the city and county of Denver, Axelrad managed the city's zoning code update adopted in 2010, as well as large-scale redevelopment plans. Previously, she was a principal with Clarion Associates. She began her career as an attorney with the land use law group of Cox, Castle & Nicholson in Southern California.
Mark White, AICP
White & Smith LLC
White is a partner at the planning and law group of White & Smith LLC in Kansas City. Recognized as an expert in zoning and subdivision law and form-based zoning, he has spoken at APA's National Planning conference. Over the past 10 years, White has coauthored and contributed to publications including A 21st Century Land Development Code, Planning and Urban Design Standards, and Writing Defensible Codes.
Elizabeth Garvin, AICP
Garvin is a senior associate in the Denver office of Clarion Associates. An attorney and land use planner, she has more than 15 years' experience in the public and private sectors. She frequently speaks at planning conferences and has published extensively, most recently on how planning law applies to form-based codes.