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Lunch & Learn Session Scheduled by the Duck Planning Board
May 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
The Town of Duck Planning Board invites the public to attend a series of “Lunch & Learn” sessions taking place this spring. These hour-long, online training modules were produced by the UNC School of Government to help educate local councils, boards, and decision-makers about the standards and processes involved in making decisions on land use applications. The Duck Planning Board has worked with the Community Development Department to organize a series of “Lunch & Learn” sessions to view these online training modules which will cover two topics per session, as listed below. Sessions will take place at the Paul F. Keller Meeting Hall located at 1200 Duck Road from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. beginning on Wednesday, March 23, with additional sessions on Thursday, April 21, and Thursday, May 19.
Although developed for local councils, boards, and decision-makers, the sessions will be open to anyone who wants to learn more about the legal and procedural requirements that all communities in North Carolina must follow when reviewing development applications. Scheduled during lunch hour to accommodate working members’ schedules, attendees are welcome to bring a lunch or simply listen and participate in the sessions. For more information, you can contact Joe Heard, Director of Community Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252.255.1234.
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Vested Rights – A vested right is the right to complete a development under the rules that applied at the time the development was approved, rather than under more recently adopted rules. Vested rights might be a valuable tool for a large subdivision or phased development project. This training module explains how vested rights can be acquired by a developer or established by the community.
Spot Zoning and Contract Zoning – Spot zoning occurs when a community rezones an individual property or small area in a manner different than the surrounding properties for the sole benefit of that property owner. This training module discusses when spot zoning can be legally problematic and how a community can avoid those issues.