Understand LDRs



This ½ day course examines land development regulations and is directed to elected and appointed public officials and professional staff with a focus on what the planning official needs to know


  • The Tools: The following tools are common to all land development codes. Learn their purpose and the role they each play in the building of your community.
    • Zoning
    • Planned Development
    • Form-Based Codes
    • Special Permits / Conditional Uses
    • Subdivision Regulations
    • Site Plan Review
    • Technical Manuals / Specifications
    • Concurrency Determinations
    • Variances
    • Non conformities
    • Developer Agreements


  • The Legal Construct: Examine the legal and constitutional underpinnings of land development regulations
    • Legislative vs quasi-judicial
    • Due process (substantive & procedural)
    • The takings issue
    • Substantial compliance
    • Interpretation
    • Appeals
    • Citizen Participation


  • The Do’s and Don’ts: Explore best practices and techniques. Identify the common pitfalls and how to avoid them.


Continuing Education Credits


AICP CM – American Institute of Certified Planners 3 CM credits including 1.5 CM Law Credits

FBPE – Florida Board of Professional Engineers – 3 CEUs