2022 Hot Topics in Planning & Zoning - Mt. Pleasant

When:  Aug 16, 2022 from 17:00 to 20:00 (ET)

Examine hot topics in township planning and zoning

Join MTA for a how-to guide and real-life practical experiences at the summer’s hottest workshop series, Hot Topics in Planning & Zoning. Th is evening program identifies emerging issues in planning and zoning, and is a must for planning commissioners, township board members and zoning administrators.

Dig into hot-button land use and zoning issues that are becoming a key topic of conversation in townships across the state. Short-term rental regulations in residential neighborhoods and zoning provisions for solar energy are just a few of the topics up for discussion. We’ll also review recommendations for how ‘hot potato’ topics and conflict of interest get handled in your township to avoid confusion, contention and ensure everyone knows their part in the process. You won’t want to miss this discussion on matching your townships planning and zoning with the character of your community! Learn what to do when your current approach to restricting an existing use isn’t working and what you can (and can’t!) do to balance property rights with preservation of your neighborhood residential, or agricultural, character. 

Designed and presented by MTA Legal Counsel Catherine Kaufman, who brings her unique experience as both a planner and an attorney, and Seth Koches with the firm Bauckham, Sparks, Th all, Seeber & Kaufman PC, this workshop offers real-life, practical application.

Continue the learning
Participants can pre-purchase MTA’s Planning & Zoning Book Package, which includes The Township Guide to Planning & Zoning and Planning & Zoning Decision-making, at a discounted rate. The Guide provides a detailed look at the planning process and outlines a successful program, while Decision-making aims to help you reach defensible decisions and build a strong community based on sound planning principles and procedures. Books will be distributed onsite at check-in or shipped to online registrants.