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|DATE:||September 10, 17, 24, 2019|
|TIME:||6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.|
|LOCATION:||Upper Merion Township Building
175 West Valley Forge Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
|COST:||$110 Registration Fee*|
This comprehensive course will be taught in three consecutive Tuesday sessions—September 10, 17, 24—in the Upper Merion Township Building Freedom Hall, 175 West Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The course deals with probably the most complex and provocative topic in local planning and emphasizes the fundamentals for developing a sound zoning ordinance using the authority granted in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC). Course topics include the relationship of zoning to comprehensive plans, key terms used in zoning and how they are applied, critical issues in drafting a zoning ordinance and map, procedures for adopting and amending ordinances, and basic zoning administration.
The course also explores techniques such as overlay districts, performance zoning, traditional neighborhood development, and planned residential development as well as the options available through regional planning. Participants will have an opportunity to take part in mapping exercises, reviews of ordinance provisions, and discussions of problem situations.
The course was developed by the Pennsylvania Planning Association and Penn State Extension Service through its training agency, the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI), and is taught by certified PMPEI instructors. It is limited to 25 participants, and pre-registration is required. The registration fee is $110* per person.
*Municipalities with a current planning assistance contact with MCPC are eligible for a discounted rate of $90.
PMPEI is an approved provider of continuing education credits for the following: registered landscape architects, attorneys (PA Continuing Legal Education Board), engineers, land surveyors, professional geologists, and uniform construction code officials. Additional fees apply for credits.
Professional planners from Chester County are invited to attend the fall 2019 Chester County Planners’ Forum from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Oct. 1 at Historic Yellow Springs, 1685 Art School Road, Chester Springs.
The forum provides a great opportunity to hear about current planning issues, share ideas with your fellow planners, and catch up with old friends. There will be presentations about the impact of multi-family housing, Chester County’s Return on Environment report, and preservation of historic landscapes.
Register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
RE-Development Academy Real Estate Webinars
Friday, September 13 | October 18 | November 8
1 PM – 3 PM ET
Plan to join the RE-Development Academy for Communities, a three-part FREE webinar series hosted by the Office of Brownfield & Land Revitalization where you will learn the process for redeveloping a contaminated site through the eyes of a property developer.
Community members (including local governments, economic development, and environmental protection departments, community nonprofits, brownfield redevelopment agencies & other local stakeholders), technical assistance providers, state and tribal partners, etc.
Increase your understanding of the real estate redevelopment process through the eyes of a developer! Learn about:
- Factors that motivate or discourage the development of contaminated properties.
- How & when developers make decisions.
- Special issues to consider (compatibility of site cleanup & reuse, contaminant type & location, institutional or engineering controls, etc.)
- Pre & post redevelopment activities, determining cost & return on investment
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Location: 190 N Independence Hall West, Philadelphia, PA
DVRPC’s Annual Work Program: A workshop to discuss the region’s planning needs and potential DVRPC studies
The Long-Range Plan (LRP) presents a vision for the region’s transportation investments over the next 25 years. The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a list of capital transportation projects that are to be implemented over the next four years. But what about the years in between?
Enter the Work Program: DVRPC’s Work Program for Fiscal Year 2021 is under development. The Annual Work Program determines planning projects and mandated activities that DVRPC staff will undertake to meet the region’s changing transportation and planning needs, implement the Long-Range Plan’s vision, and identify capital projects for inclusion on future TIPs. Come ready to learn, engage, and discuss your ideas about what planning projects and studies we should consider today in order to build the region we want and need in the future.
Join us at the next PPTF meeting on August 8th to participate in this exciting workshop. An agenda can be viewed on the PPTF webpage: https://www.dvrpc.org/Committees/PPTF/
By Wednesday, August 7th via Ticketleap: https://dvrpc.ticketleap.com/pptfworkprogram/ .
Seating is limited.
Southeast Section Council: 5:30-6:30
Events Committee Meeting to immediately follow: 6:30-7
Thursday, July 11, 2019
5:30pm – 6:30pm
STV, Inc (1818 Market St, Suite 1410)
We will be holding a combined APAPASE Chapter Southeast Section meeting and Events committee meeting on Thursday, July 11: you are welcome to attend both.
Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator
City of Philadelphia Managing Director’s Office of Transportation, Infrastructure & Sustainability