Tri-County Regional Planning Commission will offer a course on zoning in partnership with the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI).
The course will take place 6 to 9:30 p.m. on three consecutive Tuesdays, April 16, 23 and 30, at the Swatara Township Building, 599 Eisenhower Blvd., Harrisburg, PA 17111. Cost to attend is $35.
This course addresses the fascinating, complex, provocative and contentious topic of zoning. It examines how zoning evolved in the United States and how this past history continues to shape the way zoning is practiced in 21st century Pennsylvania.
The course begins with a review of the Municipal Planning Code authority for zoning and presents “nuts and bolts” fundamentals for drafting zoning ordinances and amendments. Included in the course are advanced techniques like overlay and performance zoning, planned residential development, and traditional neighborhood development. The relationship of zoning to comprehensive planning and the need for them to be consistent is emphasized. Also in the course are mapping exercises and analyses of zoning ordinance provisions. Problem situations and ethical dilemmas in zoning are discussed. The role of the planning commission with other individuals and local agencies in zoning administration, as well as procedures for enacting zoning ordinances and guidelines for rezoning, are discussed in detail.
Continuing education credits are available for realtors, engineers, surveyors, landscape architects, UCC officials and lawyers who attend.
NOTE: Attendance at all three sessions is required for completion of the course. Space is limited.
Co-sponsored by the American Planning Association's PA Chapter, Central Section.