REGULATORY ISSUES SUCCESSFULLY MANAGED BY SAI

 

Solin and Associations offers services in regulatory issue management for a wide variety of land uses utilizing a broad array of appropriate strategies.

RESIDENTIAL AREAS

Neighborhood Stability. Does Code adequately maintain stability of residential areas and accommodate community’s housing needs?
Compatibility. What land uses or features contribute to or detract from the desired character of residential areas in your community?
Remedial Considerations. Would some uses that detract from residential quality but serve residential neighborhood needs be compatible in residential areas if such uses located on alternative sites in buildings with appropriate design, screened and buffered from adjacent residential uses?

BUSINESSES AND OTHER
NON-RESIDENTIAL USES

Business and Economic Development. Does the Code adequately support market demands for accessible goods and services and, needed infrastructure consistent with comprehensive plan and economic development and redevelopment plan objectives and policies?
Location Considerations. Do the regulations and zoning map accommodate location needs of various types of community services, commerce, industry within the community that serve different neighborhood, community, highway oriented and regional markets?
Possible Changes. Should non-residential zoning districts be revisited to address to better accommodate the distinctive site location needs of non-residential uses while also protecting residential character and stability?

DESIGN AND SPECIAL TYPES OF DEVELOPMENT

Function and Form. What is your image of the community’s physical character and the functions and form of sub-areas in community?
Improving Function and Form. What are the weakness in the regulations and how can the quality of development be improved?
Landscaping, Buffers and Screening. Does the existing Code provide suitable buffer and screening between incompatible uses?
Incompatible Land Uses. How can incompatible land uses be mitigated?
Land Use and Design Standards. Should land use patterns and design standards be revisited to resolve community concerns?
Special Overlay Districts. Should special overlay districts be created or revisited to address community concerns regarding land use, design, function and form within the community?

LAND USE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

construction2Development and Redevelopment Strategic Plans. Are development and redevelopment strategic plans in place?
Incentives. Do the land development Code and zoning map include incentives and regulatory criteria to promote development and redevelopment consistent with the comprehensive plan and strategic plans adopted by the local government?
Infrastructure Investments. Do local government infrastructure investment plans generate incentives for development and redevelopment consistent with overall objectives and strategies for advancing desired economic development and redevelopment?
Advance Development and Redevelopment. Following are substantive measures to be addressed in the Code and zoning map:

▪ Target industries in designated target areas
▪ Strategic plans for overall economic development
▪ Redevelopment strategic plans
▪ Management of strategic sites/Recruiting target development
▪ Infrastructure and transportation investment strategies
▪ Competitive Incentives

INTEGRATION OF LAND USE AND TRANSPORTATION

Multimodal Transportation. Is multimodal transportation addressed? What facilities would be supported by the community?
Site Design for Transit and Pedestrian Friendly Development. To what extent does site design address pedestrian and transit modes of transportation? Should incentives be considered to promote transit and pedestrian friendly development?
Mixed Use. Is mixed use development for more friendly pedestrian and transit environments advisable? If so, what locations are suitable for mixed-use development? What existing developed areas would support zoning changes to accommodate mixed-use development?

COMMUNITY CHARACTER

Regulatory controls. How can the community control community character?
Appearance of building and sites. What emphasis does Land Development Code place on appearance of buildings, site design?
Architectural controls. Are architectural criteria required? Are such controls desired in certain areas?
Signage. Does existing signage promote the character and image desired by the community? If not, what sign issues are concerns?
Landscaping. Are current criteria for landscaping, buffer yards, fencing and walls desirable?
Subdivisions. Are the subdivision regulations up to date and are lot splits and minor revisions address to facilitate such requests?

ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

Tree Protection. Does the current Code protect existing trees and vegetation to the extent desired by the community?
Preservation vs. Mitigation. Does the Code assist preservation of existing resources?
Wetlands, Habitat, Shoreline, Waterways and Beach. Are existing regulations effective in protecting such resources?
Beach and Shoreline Access and Related Parking Concerns. How are these issues addressed in Codes of coastal communities?

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW

Procedures for Development Review. Is the development review process streamlined and are quasi-judicial procedures clearly stated?
Review Criteria. Are performance criteria sufficient to resolve issues of community concern in an orderly and timely fashion?
Due Process. Does the Code clearly state procedures for public notice and other due process considerations consistent with state law?

CODE ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT

Is the community able to administer and enforce the Code effectively and efficiently?
What Code administration and enforcement issues require more effective criteria and/or procedures?