This module will cover basic First Amendment protection of free speech and how it affects regulation of adult businesses. It will also review permissible and impermissible grounds for regulation, the need to specify which businesses are subject to these regulations, and specific regulations that can be applied to adult businesses in general.
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.
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 explores the concept of exactions and its implications for local land development regulation. Viewers will learn how to define an exaction, what constitutes an authorized exaction, and whether the exaction is constitutional. Viewers will also learn how to distinguish between a regulation and an exaction, the relationship between exactions and the impact of development, and local government’s authority in the matter.
This module will start by clarifying key terms and concepts, such as defining a group home, and look at why state and federal law have special protections for group homes. Second, the module will review specific provisions in North Carolina law that limit land use regulations of group homes. Finally, we’ll take a look at provisions in federal law that impact land use regulations applied to homes serving persons with disabilities.
module provides an overview of the different types of land use decisions in
North Carolina. It details the basic framework for land development regulation
and the distinct procedural requirements. The concepts are illustrated through
the use of a fictitious scenario, which involves comprehensive plans,
ordinances, rezoning (legislative decisions), conditional use permits
(quasi-judicial decisions), land subdivision and administrative decisions.
This module examines what a special use permit is and how it is different from other types of development review. Viewers will also learn about the standards that are used to determine if a special use permit should be approved or denied. The module then reviews the type of evidence needed to decide a special use permit application and concludes with a look at how decisions are made on special use permits.
This module addresses rezonings that affect only small areas or individual parcels of land – spot zoning. Viewers will learn how to decide whether a rezoning is considered spot-zoning and how to apply the factors to determine whether the spot zoning is reasonable and legal.
This module will explore the critical component of community planning that is subdivision regulation. The module will answer the following questions: Why regulate subdivisions? What is a subdivision? What is the process? Who makes subdivision decisions? Can the ordinance require infrastructure?