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How To Combat Harmful Developments: April 30

April 29th, 2020

VIRTUAL SESSION ON HOW TO COMBAT HARMFUL DEVELOPMENTS IN YOUR TOWN

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020
Time: 6 – 8 p.m. (EST)
Online Workshop (Free)

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Ever wonder how a strip mall was built in a formerly forested lot? Or how a fast-food shop emerged in a residential neighborhood?

At this virtual session, the panel will explore the public’s rights throughout the process, and how to learn about projects at the outset. The workshop will explore how developers go through the steps they need to win approval from local planning or/and zoning boards. This virtual workshop will share tools and tips on how to effectively combat these projects.

Our panel of experts will break down sample applications that would be submitted to planning and zoning boards. You will learn how your community’s land use plans and zoning are formulated, how zoning variances are allowed (and how to fight such proposals), and other topics. The panel will explore the public’s rights throughout the process, and how to learn about projects before it’s too late to block or alter them.

Moderator Michael Pisauro, Policy Director of the Watershed Institute, will guide our expert panelists, including:

  • Jim Kyle, Professional Planner
  • Dennis O’Neal, retired Engineer for Hopewell Borough
  • Michele R. Donato, Land Use Attorney 
  • Marylou Millard Ferrara, Hopewell Borough Planning  Board Member

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If you have any questions about this online workshop, please contact Pri Oliveira, the Outreach Specialist at The Watershed Institute, via email: [email protected] 

                                                                                             

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