This comprehensive course will be taught in three consecutive Tuesday sessions—September 10, 17, 24—in Freedom Hall of the Upper Merion Township building, 175 West Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Course topics include the relationship of zoning to comprehensive plans, key terms used in zoning and how they are applied, critical issues in drafting a zoning ordinance and map, procedures for adopting and amending ordinances, and basic zoning administration. It also explores techniques such as overlay districts, performance zoning, traditional neighborhood development, and planned residential development as well as the options available through regional planning. Participants will have an opportunity to take part in mapping exercises, reviews of ordinance provisions, and discussions of problem situations.
The course was developed by the Pennsylvania Planning Association and Penn State Extension Service through its training agency, the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI), and is taught by certified PMPEI instructors. It is limited to 25 participants, and preregistration is required. The registration fee is $110 per person (municipalities with a current planning assistance contact with MCPC are eligible for a discounted rate of $90).
PMPEI is an approved provider of continuing education credits. Additional fees apply for credits.