Two of the nation's leading experts in land-use law and planning provide a comprehensive guide to drafting and updating land-use regulations in this essential reference.
21st Century Land Development Code is a complete planning and law model code integrating traditional Euclidean zoning with green codes, new urbanism, and smart growth. It covers sustainability, traditional neighborhood dev...
About the Authors
Mark White is a founding partner of White & Smith, LLC. Mr. White is an attorney and urban planner whose practice has emphasized drafting zoning, subdivision and land development codes for over 25 years. He has completed over 150 development code updates, zoning regulations, and comprehensive plan or smart growth implementation projects for local governments in 36 states. Representative clients include Cincinnati, Ohio; San Antonio, Texas; Frederick, Maryland; and Los Angeles, California. He has published over 22 books and articles on planning issues, including the American Planning Association’s model land development code. He is the former President of the board of directors of the nonprofit community development group Westside Housing Organization, and is a member of the North Carolina and Missouri Bars, the American Institute of Certified Planners, and the American Planning Association. Mr. White is an adjunct professor at the University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning and a frequent speaker at the national meetings of the American Planning Association, National Business Institute, and various other professional organizations. Mr. White holds a Juris Doctor and Master of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Table of Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
Acronyms and Abbreviations
The Substantive Law of Planning
State, Regional, and Federal Controls
New Urbanism That Underlies This Development Code
The Land Development Code
1. General Provisions
2. Use Patterns
5. Development Standards
6. Adequate Public Facilities
7. Supplemental Use Regulations
8. Nonconforming Uses and Vested Rights
9. Administrative Agencies
10. Legal Status
Definitions and Rules of Interpretation
Specifications for Documents to Be Submitted
Table of Cases