This module focuses on the process of conditional zoning. Viewers will learn about the limitations on illegal conditions (such as conditions for general zoning districts and contract zoning), the options for imposing conditions on zoning approvals, and the authority and process for legislative conditional zoning.
This module reviews how local government boards make, adopt, amend, and repeal development regulations (with a particular focus on amending the zoning ordinance). Despite this focus, all of the legal requirements reviewed also apply to the adoption and repeal of regulations. After completing this module, viewers will understand: how ordinance amendments are initiated, the role of the planning board in review of proposed amendments, requirements for advertising and conducting public hearings, factors that can and cannot be considered for decisions, and voting requirements for governing boards making these decisions.