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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Subdivision and Land Development Review Course (May 1, 8, 22)

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The Course in Subdivision and Land Development Review will be taught in three Tuesday sessions—May 1, 8, 22—in Freedom Hall of the Upper Merion Township building, 175 West Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia, PA from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Please note that due to facility scheduling, the course will take place on two consecutive Tuesdays and then will skip a week before concluding with the final session on May 22). This course, which is essential for planning commissioners and elected officials, is designed for both new and experienced planning commission members and is also useful to other municipal officials, individuals in the development sector, and engineers and surveyors. It is organized into three major sections: 1) the principles of subdivision and land development regulation and ordinance requirements, 2) subdivision and land development review procedures, and 3) design and technical standards of subdivision development. Participants get hands-on experience reviewing plans and designing alternative solutions.

Course topics include the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC) requirements governing subdivision and land development regulation, the importance of subdivision regulations to municipalities and to developers, procedures for reviewing applications, design considerations, requirements for approving and denying plans, project completion and follow-up, and new approaches to project design. The course is limited to 25 participants and pre-registration is required. The registration fee is $110. Municipalities with a current planning assistance contract with MCPC are eligible for a discounted rate of $90. Contact Rita McKelvey at 610-278-3753 for further information.

Available Credits
PMPEI is an approved provider of continuing education credits for the following: registered landscape architects, attorneys (PA Continuing Legal Education Board), engineers, land surveyors, professional geologists, and uniform construction code officials. Additional fees apply for credits.


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