Zoning and Planning Breakfast Briefing: Alternatives to Traditional Zoning (10/22/09)

September 14, 2009

Sponsored By:
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
Saratoga Associates

Who Should Attend
City, Town & Village Officials including Planning Board Chairs & Board Members, Zoning Board Chairs & Board Members

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
This program will discuss other approaches to regulating land use that differ from the use-base zoning. Examples such as form-based and performance zoning will be explained. The program will discuss how to implement these alternative approaches and will point out pitfalls to avoid.

Robert F. Bristol, FASLA, MBA
, is a founder of Saratoga Associates, a nationally recognized landscape architect, and an expert in the fields of regulatory compliance and environmental assessment. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Saratoga Associates, he lectures nationally, is a frequent adviser to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and is a pioneer in the field of visual impact evaluation. Mr. Bristol and his firm address projects which are large and complex. The clients that are attracted to the firm tend to have very complicated issues and very legalistic needs, often with economic and fiscal implications for their community. In addition, the expectation is that these projects, beyond being functional, will also be beautiful.

Robert H. Feller is a graduate of Union College (B.S., 1974), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (M.B.A., 1995) and Albany Law School of Union University (J.D., 1977).

Mr. Feller concentrates his practice in municipal, environmental and land use law. He held the position of Assistant Commissioner (1986-95) at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Mr. Feller is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2010*.

Mr. Feller has represented counties, cities, towns and villages in both transactional and litigation matters. He has represented them before State administrative agencies, in challenges to administrative decisions (Article 78) as well as in affirmative litigation (e.g., public nuisance claims). Mr. Feller has addressed matters involving municipal infrastructure development (water and sewer projects) which entailed environmental impact review, establishment of special districts, eminent domain proceedings, revisions to local zoning and land use laws as well as the procurement of regulatory approvals from DEC and other agencies.

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