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Subdivision Design, Review, Approvals and Development

14 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate, understand, prepare, apply and review subdivisions from all aspects;
  • Change your perspective to understand the fundamentals of real estate, needs of the Developer, financing and financials, range of consultants and external professionals, as well as the Regulatory/Approving Agency expectations, needs and requirements;
  • Navigate the regulatory framework and approvals processes with ease;
  • Evaluate the effects of provincial policy, legislation, and local regulations on your potential projects;
  • Ensure you are engaging the right professionals at the right time in order to maximize effectiveness and efficiency, but not getting ahead of what is needed;
  • Understand the key players and stakeholders in order to work most effectively with all involved;
  • Keep your process and application compliant and legal;
  • Apply sensitivity analysis to shock-proof applications from delays and schedule adjustments;
  • Learn about incentives, changes, and initiatives that may benefit your application.

Subdivision and Development is a multi-disciplinary adventure involving enormous funds and resources and remains an approval quagmire: we will pull back the curtain and evaluate the process from all sides.

Time is money, and the timing of land assembly or land development is one of the most critical factors in the development industry. A successful Developer must be ready to meet the demand for new housing as the pressure on the housing market increases. A successful Approving Agency will understand the financial impact of quality and value-added development and expedite those that provide real benefits. The Developer and Approving Agency are both subject to external influences and forces that the other has yet to understand: now.

Bringing together experts from all sides of the process, this course will explore the fundamentals of subdivision development, design, review, approvals and development. It will also introduce some changes in the plan review process, legislation governing the subdivision of land, development charges, and new incentives and initiatives.

The instructor will discuss aspects of the subdivision development process, including the changes in the planning system, market studies, smart growth, wide shallow versus conventional lots, how to keep lots affordable, environmental issues, procedures for seeking approval, as well as engineering design, and alternative development standards.

Course Outline:

  • Land Development Business - A Developer’s Perspective and A Municipality’s Perspective
  • Planning Process
  • Engineering Development Standards
  • Consulting Team Roles and Responsibilities
  • Site Plan Application
  • Engineering Design Process
  • Engineering Development Standards
  • Cost of Development
  • Development Financing
  • Watershed Management
  • Traffic Implications of Land Development

Who Should Attend:
Land use planning and engineering consultants, developers, lenders, development engineering project managers, surveyors, accountants, investors and property managers both in the private and public sectors, real estate agents, municipal planning officials, development review and approvals personnel, technicians and technologists, water resources managers, environmental engineers, traffic engineers, and business administrators concerned with real estate development.

Course Rating
4.5 out of 5

Overall rating of this course by its previous attendees!


This course is currently scheduled on the following date. Click to learn even more details about this offering.

Online, 5/28/2024

Online, 11/20/2024


Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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