2018 Fall Workshops

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The 2018 Fall Workshops

The CPTC Fall Workshops are listed below. Workshops are about 2 hours long and include handouts covering the subject. Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop begins. The cost is $35 per workshop. Register online or by mail - view/print brochure. Workshop credit is indicated CPTC I & II, MIIA, AICP.

1. Understanding PVPC’s Model Adult Use Recreational Marijuana Zoning Bylaw/Ordinance, (MIIA & AICP)

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2. Site Plan Review (MIIA & AICP)

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3. Planning with Community Support (MIIA AICP)

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4. Site Plan Review (MIIA & AICP)

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5. Introduction To Subdivision Control Law and ANR (CPTC I, MIIA)

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6. Writing Reasonable and Defensible Decisions (CPTC I, MIIA)

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7. Introduction To Subdivision Control Law and ANR (CPTC I, MIIA)

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8. How to Read A Subdivision Plan (MIIA)

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9. Roles and Responsibilities of Planning & Zoning Boards, Part 1 (CPTC I, MIIA)

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10. Planning with Community Support (MIIA & AICP)

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11. Planning with Community Support (MIIA & AICP)

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12. Roles and Responsibilities of Planning & Zoning Boards, Part 1 (CPTC I, MIIA)

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13. Writing Village Center Bylaws (MIIA & AICP)

  • Village Centers rely on historic development patterns to grow in a consistent and visually appealing manner. The intent of writing a Village Center Bylaw is to move on a path towards forming a more vibrant, mixed-use, and walkable community. Village Center Bylaws or Village Center Overlay District Bylaws are tools that Planning Boards can consider to promote these uses. This workshop will walk you through the process, the benefits, and show you successful efforts across the Commonwealth. CM I 1.5
  • Instructor: Judi Barrett, Barrett Planning LLC
  • Location: CMRPC, 1 Mercantile St., Revere Room, 1st Floor, Worcester
  • Date: Mon. 11/5/2018 Cancelled, Rescheduled to Thur. 11/29/2018, 7:00 - 9:00 pm as Workshop #24, See #24 below to register
  • Sponsor: Central MA Regional Planning Commission

14. Roles and Responsibilities of Planning & Zoning Boards, Part 2 (CPTC I, MIIA)

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15. How To Hold A Perfect Public Hearing (MIIA)

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16. Special Permits and Variances (CPTC II, MIIA)

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17. Introduction To Subdivision Control Law and ANR (CPTC I, MIIA)

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18. How to Read A Subdivision Plan (MIIA)

  • This session explains how topography, roads, lot lines, wetlands, drainage, and utilities are delineated on a plan. The information presented will aid boards with the decision making and negotiating process.
  • Instructor: Joseph Peznola, PE Hancock Associates
  • Location: OCPC, 70 School Street, Brockton
  • Date: Tues. 11/13/2018, 7:00-9:00 PM, Register
  • Sponsor: Old Colony Planning Council

19. Introduction to the Zoning Act (CPTC I, MIIA)

  • For newer board members, this course addresses the history and purposes of zoning, adoption of zoning bylaws, variances and special permits, public hearing and voting requirements and other key procedural requirements.
  • Instructor: Robin Stein, Attorney, KP Law
  • Location: Newburyport City Hall, 2nd floor Auditorium, 60 Pleasant Street, Newburyport
  • Date: Wed. 11/14/2018, 7:00-9:00 PM, Register
  • Sponsor: Merrimack Valley Planning Commission

20. Special Permits and Variances (CPTC II, MIIA)

  • Participants will learn the difference between special permits and variances, the issues and criteria for decision making, timeliness, and procedural requirements.
  • Instructor: Jonathan M. Silverstein, Attorney, KP Law
  • Location: Chelsea Senior Center, directly across from Chelsea City Hall- GPS use City Hall Ave, Chelsea
  • Date: Thurs. 11/15/2018, 7:00-9:00 PM, Register
  • Sponsor: Metropolitan Area Planning Council

21. Site Plan review (MIIA & AICP)

  • The Zoning Act does not contain any provisions for the review of site plans; however, the process can be a very effective tool for planners and boards to review the details, aesthetics, and impacts of a potential project. This course explains the difference between site plan approval and special permits, the review process, the types of conditions that can be imposed on a decision, reasons for disapproval, the appeal process, and the types of information a town can require to be shown on a site plan. CM I 1.5
  • Instructor: Pamela Brown, FAICP, Attorney, Brown & Brown PC
  • Location: NMCOG, 40 Church Street, Suite 200, Lowell
  • Date; Mon. 11/19/2018, 7:00-9:00 PM, Register
  • Sponsor: Middlesex Council of Governments

22. Introduction To Subdivision Control Law and ANR (CPTC I, MIIA)

  • Addresses the purposes of the Subdivision Con¬trol Law, important procedural requirements and board responsibilities when reviewing sub¬division and ANR plans; adoption of subdivision regulations; review of ANR plans; access issues; preliminary and definitive plans; Planning Board waivers; modifying, amending, and rescinding plans; enforcement; vested rights and zoning freezes.
  • Instructor: Adam Costa, Attorney, Mead, Talerman & Costa, LLC
  • Location: FRCOG, JW Olver Transit Center, 12 Olive Street, 1st Floor Conference Room, Greenfield
  • Date: Tues. 11/20/2018, 6:00-8:00 PM, Register
  • Sponsor: Franklin Regional Council of Governments

23. Zoning Exemptions (CPTC II, MIIA)

  • Section 3 of the Zoning Act provide certain exemptions for agricultural, educational, childcare and religious uses, as well as state and federal lands and uses, from local zoning regulations. This course explains these exemptions, how they relate to the Fair Housing Act and identify under which circumstances municipalities can enact and impose zoning regulations.
  • Instructor: Donald R. Dubendorf, Attorney, Dubendorf Law
  • Location: BRPC, 1 Fenn Street, Suite 201, Pittsfield
  • Date: Thurs. 12/13/2018, 6:00-8:00 PM, Register
  • Sponsor: Berkshire Regional Planning Agency

24. Writing Village Center Bylaws (MIIA & AICP)

  • Village Centers rely on historic development patterns to grow in a consistent and visually appealing manner. The intent of writing a Village Center Bylaw is to move on a path towards forming a more vibrant, mixed-use, and walkable community. Village Center Bylaws or Village Center Overlay District Bylaws are tools that Planning Boards can consider to promote these uses. This workshop will walk you through the process, the benefits, and show you successful efforts across the Commonwealth. CM I 1.5
  • Instructor: Judi Barrett, Barrett Planning LLC
  • Location: CMRPC, 1 Mercantile St., Revere Room, 1st Floor, Worcester
  • Date: Thur. 11/29/2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Register
  • Sponsor: Central MA Regional Planning Commission