21st Century Land Development Code

By Robert Freilich, Mark White, AICP, Kate Murray

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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...

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Feb. 15, 2008
APA Planners Press

About the Authors

Robert Freilich

Mark White
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.

Kate Murray

Table of Contents


List of Figures

List of Tables

Acronyms and Abbreviations

The Substantive Law of Planning
Subdivision Regulation
State, Regional, and Federal Controls
Growth Management
Smart Growth
Environmental Review
New Urbanism That Underlies This Development Code

The Land Development Code
1. General Provisions
2. Use Patterns
3. Zoning
4. Procedures
5. Development Standards
6. Adequate Public Facilities
7. Supplemental Use Regulations
8. Nonconforming Uses and Vested Rights
9. Administrative Agencies
10. Legal Status

Appendix  A
Definitions and Rules of Interpretation

Appendix  B
Specifications for Documents to Be Submitted

Table of Cases