Municipal Bootcamp 2021: Session 8 – From Big to Small
New for 2021 Hancock Estabrook and the MRB Group are rolling out a new FREE annual training program to assist local governments, town officials, and planning and zoning boards.
The program will include 10 hours of remote training designed to provide a comprehensive education that encompasses all aspects of municipal governance. Each program in the series will be provided remotely on the fourth Thursday of each month with subject matter experts from the MRB Group and knowledgeable attorneys from Hancock Estabrook, LLP. Topics will be lively, useful and – potentially as important – qualify for the education requirements for members of Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of Appeals.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
SESSION 8: FROM BIG TO SMALL
Evaluating Projects Against Your Comprehensive Plan
Planning and Zoning Boards, and municipal planning staff often get washed over with the day-to-day planning issues—sign permits, hot water heaters, site plan review for that vape shop. It’s critical that, from time to time, you pull back from the daily traffic and look to the big picture. How do projects line up with your community’s vision? What are the legal requirements of development with respect to the comprehensive plan? We will walk through the basics of a plan and help develop some tools for evaluating projects.