The Zoning Trilogy

Zoning Workshops

Zoning By-Law Workshop

So you need a new zoning by-law. Where do you start?

Lehman & Associates will be hosting a one day workshop on "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Zoning ……And Now Need To Ask". This Zoning Workshop will be led by Bob Lehman and Alison Luoma of Lehman & Associates – the authors of the first zoning by-law adopted under the Provincial Growth Plan. With over 50 years of experience in both writing zoning by-laws and providing evidence on zoning issues at the OMB, Bob and Alison have worked together on the review and restructuring of Comprehensive Zoning By-laws in many municipalities throughout Ontario.

The session is designed to assist staff in establishing the proper approach, including a workplan, providing the technical tools needed to harmonizing existing standards within current planning frameworks, and dealing with the more typical issues arising from implementing the Growth plan.

This session will provide answers to questions such as:

  • How to structure a workplan?
  • Who should be involved?
  • What kind of documentation is appropriate?
  • What resources and background information will be needed?
  • How to translate Official Plan directives into zoning regulations?
  • How will the Growth Plan requirements be reflected in on-the-ground zoning strategies?
  • What to do with all those special provisions?
  • How can the by-law be structured to be user-friendly and enforceable?
When: June 8th, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
 
Where: Hilton Garden Inn
Toscana Banquet & Conference Centre

3201 Highway 7 West
Vaughan, Ontario
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Cost: $350.00 per person (plus HST).

Payment can be made by cheque to:
Lehman & Associates
97 Collier Street
Barrie, Ontario
L4M 1B8
 
Registration
Deadline:
Friday, June 3rd, 2011
LIMITED TO 30 PARTICIPANTS
 
All participants will receive a free 3 month subscription
to the Planners Resource - The Zoning Trilogy.
 
Lunch and refreshments provided.

We are more than happy to structure the workshop to address issues that are of particular relevance to the workshop participants. If there is a particular zoning issue that you would like us to address, please email your inquiry to alison@lehmanplan.ca and we will be pleased to build it into our presentation.

WORKSHOP AGENDA

  1. INTRODUCTION – review of agenda and objectives
  2. STATE OF ZONING IN THE PROVINCE – review of recent new by-laws, formats, appeal issues
  3. STRUCTURING YOUR ZONING BY-LAW REVIEW - Set the framework – how to establish an approach, examples and process Resources – typical costs, expertise, timing and staff needs Drafting the New By-law – the process, responsibilities, phasing Public Involvement – examples of methods, specific notification/involvement needs Technical and Information Needs – what information should be available Typical Products of the Process – reporting to Council and the public
  4. TEN PRINCIPLES FOR DRAFTING COMPREHENSIVE BY-LAWS

    LUNCH BREAK
  5. TECHNICAL DISCUSSION – Use of Definitions General Provisions Use of Tables Parking andLoading Site Specific Formats Flexible/Overlay Zoning
  6. AFTER THE BY-LAW IS ADOPTED – DEALING WITH APPEALS
  7. SPECIFIC ISSUES RAISED AND GENERAL QUESTIONS