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Basic Zoning & Subdivision Regulations

September 13, 2013 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm



Your zoning ordinance is arguably the most important device you have to implement your comprehensive plan. It provides you with the means to define the type and intensity of uses permitted on any piece of property.

Your city’s subdivision regulations govern the manner in which vacant land is platted into streets, blocks, and lots in preparation for development. They are, therefore, very important in that they establish the street pattern and the type of improvements that must be made as land is brought into urban use.

In the “Basic Zoning and Subdivision Regulations” seminar, you’ll learn the legal basis in Alabama law for regulating the use of land and its subdivision. The seminar also brings you up-to-date on how Alabama courts in the 1990s have been viewing land use issues.

You’ll also review: (1) How the Alabama Code defines your regulatory powers; (2) The form and content of a well-written zoning ordinance and subdivision regulations; (3) Approval processes and efficient methods of administration and enforcement; (4) Dealing with public vs. private conflicts in land use; (5) Challenges and appeals of your zoning and subdivision activities; (6) Many other timely issues

Major points will be well-illustrated with case studies and practical examples.


Greg Clark is currently the Executive Director of the Central Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission in Montgomery, Alabama. He has over thirty years experience in planning, community development, grant management, economic development, transportation, and public administration. During his professional career, he has worked with all levels of government: local, county, regional, state, and federal and assisted in the establishment of non-profits and community development organizations. He has also been employed by the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, as the Chief of Economic Development, Community Development Block Grant Administrator and City Planner, and the Columbus Housing Initiative as the Community Development Director. Greg has lived in Eufaula most of his life. He went to Huntingdon College in Montgomery where he majored in Psychology and Sociology (1976-1980) and attended the University of Tennessee for Urban Planning (1980-1982). He is a member of the American Planning Association (Alabama Chapter Treasurer), National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, and Past President of the Georgia Community Development Association.

CAPZO Credits

0.35 credits are available for this event.

Registration / More Information

To register, visit the Alabama Planning Institute’s website or call 1-800-825-5862, ext. 4862.

This course is part of a six-course series that can be taken for CAPZO certification.


September 13, 2013
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Dothan, AL 36303 United States
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