Alternative Land Use Regulations
1 hour 30 minutes
Gain an understanding of the various types of alternative land use regulations.
This topic will review a variety of alternative forms of land use regulations, i.e., regulations that seek to achieve policy goals through other than the traditional zoning means of use and bulk regulations. It will begin with a discussion of restrictive declarations, both as used historically and as currently relevant. It will review various zoning bonus mechanisms, including those directed at subsidizing public improvement projects and landmark and natural resource preservation. It will discuss particular regulations applicable to waterfront areas and various means used to ensure public access. It will discuss landmarks designation as type of land use regulation and it will discuss the particular types of programs and issues surrounding zoning incentives and requirements to achieve affordable housing goals. There will be a focus on including the private sector as a way of achieving public policy goals and on the outer, i.e., constitutional, boundaries on these alternative types of regulations.
• You will be able to define various types of alternative land use regulations.
• You will be able to describe different types of voluntary and mandatory affordable housing programs.
• You will be able to discuss the history and continuing relevance of restrictive covenants.
• You will be able to explain how landmarks regulation can function as a form of land use regulation.