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Subdivision Design, Review, Approvals and Development

Online /
Oct 26 - 28, 2021 /
Course Code: 12-1001-ONL21

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor

Overview

Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
Please note that the course is focusing on the process and skills and cannot address the specific legislation/unique aspects of each municipality or province, so while it's geared nation-wide, it is using the province of BC as the baseline.

This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
Day 1 & 2 : 10:30am-1:30pm; 2pm-4:30pm (Eastern Time)
Day 3 : 10:30am-3 pm (Eastern Time)

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.

Description:
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 timing of land assembly or land development is one of the most important 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 benefit. The Developer and Approving Agency both are subject to external influences and forces, that the other has not understood: until 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 of the changes in the plan review process, legislation that governs the subdivision of land, development charges, and new incentives and initiatives.

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.

The course content and the example projects have been chosen to be of value both to individuals without any previous development experience, as well as persons who are involved in the real estate development field.

More Information

Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time


Please note: You can check other time zones here.

Syllabus

Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Land Development Business - A Developer’s Perspective
The process for developing raw land to residential subdivision: Demand, opportunity, land acquisition, proformas, consultants, financing, sales & marketing, construction.

Land Development Business - A Municipality’s Perspective
The process for developing raw land to residential subdivision: Regulatory regime, changes in local official plan policies, zoning and subdivision law and its regulatory agencies provincial policy and interests including smart growth.

Planning Process

  • Legislative and regulatory framework
  • Roles and responsibilities of the provincial government, municipalities, and agencies
  • Municipal planning policies, by-laws, and regulations
  • Strategies for planning approvals
  • Submission requirements for planning applications
  • Public involvement in the planning process
  • Permit issuance
  • Development charges
  • Questions and answers

Engineering Development Standards

  • Evolution of Engineering Development Standards
  • Market demand and public sector response
  • Innovation and alternative development standards
  • Relationship with urban design
  • Resulting engineering considerations: underground utilities, surface improvements, stormwater management
  • Municipal infrastructure
  • Development disciplines
  • General private drainage and grading
  • Complaints
  • Site alteration permits
  • Water and sanitary
  • General policies- public works
  • Questions and answers

Consulting Team Roles & Responsibilities

  • Planners
  • Surveyors
  • Civil Engineers
  • Environmental
  • Geotechnical
  • Landscape
  • Legal
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Appraiser
  • Banker
  • Legal

Adjournment

Day II

Site Plan Application

  • Site plan submission: drawing requirements, background study requirements
  • Application circulation: internal agencies, external agencies
  • Consultation with applicant and agent
  • Conditional site plan approval
  • Clearance of conditions
  • Site inspections and cancellation of security deposits
  • Minor modifications
  • Questions and answers

Engineering Design Process

  • Economic/demographic trends
  • Changing housing preferences
  • Choosing the appropriate type of market analysis
  • Assessing development potential
  • Land survey
  • Streets and sidewalks
  • Storm water Drainage
  • Sanitary sewers
  • Manholes
  • Water distribution
  • Hydrants
  • Substation/transformers
  • Street lighting
  • Traffic signs and signals

Case Study/Assignment

Day III

Cost of Development

  • Costs related to process changes
  • Costs related to engineering standards changes
  • Costs related to type of development - conventional vs traditional neighborhood development
  • Scheduling and cost control during the design and construction phase
  • Municipal cost/benefit and asset management

Development Financing

  • A lender's perspective in financing
  • Financing sources
  • Preparing proposals for financiers
  • Environmental risk
  • Interim financing
  • Criteria for assessment

Registration, Sales & Marketing, Construction & Completion

  • What comes first, the construction or the registration?
  • Fees & Charges
  • Sales & Promotion
  • Realities of Construction
  • Project Completion & Success

Functional Servicing Requirements

Water, Wastewater, Drainage

  • Expectations & Requirements
  • Responsibilities & Cost of Infrastructure

Watershed Management

  • Subwatershed management
  • Drainage plans
  • Stormwater management: water supply development and sewage disposal for subdivision development in unserviced areas
  • Effective Environmental Impact Statements
  • Case study
  • Questions and answers

Traffic Implications of Land Development

  • Internal site design
  • External traffic analysis
  • Mitigating measures
  • Street widening, auxiliary lanes, signalization
  • Application of standards and techniques to produce acceptable resolution

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment

Instructor

James Kay, P.Eng., CPESC, CPSWQ

James Kay is a Professional Engineer, Civil, who has been designing, administering and approving land development and municipal engineering projects across Canada since 2001.

First challenged in ESC in 2004, James proceeded to earn his CPESC, CPSWQ and CESCL designations, apply best practices to development sites, and teach ESC for over 15 years. James has served on the Boards of PNW IECA, ESCA BC, and ESCA Canada.

James proudly shares that ESC compliance is possible at a reasonable cost. How we approach sites, how we design systems, and how we review and oversee projects makes all the difference.




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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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