The Course in Subdivision and Land Development Review

The Course in Subdivision and Land Development Review was taught in three Tuesday sessions—May 1, 8, 22—in Freedom Hall of the Upper Merion Township building, 175 West Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia, PA from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This course will be offered again in 2019. The course focuses on the work of planning commissions in the subdivision and land development review process, from pre-application meetings through project completion. It is designed for both new and experienced planning commission members and is also useful to other municipal officials, individuals in the development sector, and engineers and surveyors.

The course is organized into three major sections: 1) the principles of subdivision and land development regulation and ordinance requirements, 2) subdivision and land development review procedures, and 3) design and technical standards of subdivision development. Participants get hands-on experience reviewing plans and designing alternative solutions. Course topics include the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC) requirements governing subdivision and land development regulation, the importance of subdivision regulations to municipalities and to developers, procedures for reviewing applications, design considerations, requirements for approving and denying plans, project completion and follow-up, and new approaches to project design. The course is limited to 25 participants and pre-registration is required. The registration fee is $110. Municipalities with a current planning assistance contract with MCPC are eligible for a discounted rate of $90. Contact Rita McKelvey at 610-278-3753 for further information.