PUDs, Signs, and Aging in Place: Land Use Training September 17 in Waterloo

The Seneca County Department of Planning and Community Development and the Wayne County Planning Department are together hosting an evening of free training sessions with land use training specialists from the New York State Department of State.

5 – 9 pm, Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Seneca County Office for the Aging
First Floor, Seneca County Office Building
1 DiPronio Drive, Waterloo


Planned Unit Developments

5:00 – 6:00 pm
A Planned Unit Development (PUD) is a flexible zoning tool that can allow for a variety of housing types, retail, office and recreation options in a new development. This course outlines what shapes planned unit developments can take, how to review a PUD, and some of the benefits of the planned unit development tool, as well as some of the potential challenges they can present for planning boards and local governing boards. This training is free of charge.


6:00 – 6:30 pm
Since the training sessions are being offered back-to-back at the same facility, the hosts are offering pizza and beverage for a $5.00 fee for those who are interested. If you will attend but are not interested in pizza, you are welcome to bring food with you at no cost.

Sign Regulations

6:30 – 8:00 pm
The regulation of signs isn’t just a zoning issue – when regulating signage, municipalities must be careful not to violate free speech. This course reveals what municipalities may and may not regulate in commercial or non-commercial signage and explores how signage can be regulated for community aesthetics. The session also addresses the drafting of a sign control law; the content of local sign control regulations; regulating billboards and other off-premises signs; and eliminating nonconforming or undesirable signs. Code Enforcement Officers may receive 1 hr. of In-Service Credit. This training is free of charge.

Aging in Place

8:00 – 9:00 pm
Is your community ready for its aging Baby Boomers? With our growing population of older residents, are local steps being taken to ensure that they can live independently for as long as possible? What makes a community livable for older citizens benefits people of all ages and physical abilities? This presentation provides land use planning and regulatory tools to help people in your community to age in place. Topics include a variety of housing choices, accessory dwelling units, Golden Zones, and senior friendly sidewalk and street designs. This training is free of charge.


Please register by Monday, September 15, 2014
To register, please call Seneca County at (315) 539-1730 or Wayne County at (315) 946-5919, or visit co.wayne.ny.us/plantraining/.

And remember!

There are also two other trainings left this year in the Wayne County Planning Board Training Series:

Site Plans and Special Permits | 7-9 pm on Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Historic Preservation | 7-9 pm on Monday, October 6, 2014

Both of these sessions will be taught by staff of the Wayne County Planning Department and will be held at the Wayne County Public Safety Building, 7376 State Route 31 in Lyons.

Register at co.wayne.ny.us/plantraining/.


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