8:55 Welcome and Introductions
9:00 Case Law and Legislative Update
James L. "Jim" Joyce, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill
Adam Lovelady, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill
In this always-popular and useful update, UNC School of Government professors review the major cases and legislation from the past year that impact zoning, planning and land use law.
11:12 Advancing Common Goals Through Conditional Zoning
Toby Coleman, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh
This session explores the use of zoning conditions as a method of collaboration between private developers and local governments, including the legislative framework for conditional zoning and the limitations on the scope of the permissible zoning conditions.
12:13 Lunch Break
12:43 Coordinating Provision of Public Facilities With Private Land Development: Five Options for a P3 Project
Lisa C. Glover, Town of Cary, Cary
Explore the five statutory mechanisms that authorize local governments to work with private developers to advance both public infrastructure and facilities construction together with private land development. Learn the differences between the five approaches and hear how one municipality has used them to advance both development and public objectives.
1:44 Partnering With the Private Sector for Affordable Housing Development: A Successful Case Study in Asheville
Jannice Ashley, City of Asheville, Asheville
Payne Kassinger, Kassinger Development Group, Asheville
Tyler Kassinger, Kassinger Development Group, Asheville
In this session, learn about the laws that govern disposition of city-owned property (N.C.G.S. § 160A-267) and community development (N.C.G.S. §§ 160D-1311 and -1316) and how the city utilized the authority granted to engage the private sector in the development of an 80-unit affordable (60% AMI and 80% AMI) and market-rate housing rental development with a 50-year affordability period. Hear key takeaways and lessons learned from both the perspective of the city and the private developer.
2:56 Harnessing the Capital From Opportunity Zones Toward Equitable Development Goals*
Alexandra Forter Sirota, NC Budget & Tax Center, Durham
The Tax Cuts and Job Creation Act (HR1) passed in December 2017 includes provisions that establish Opportunity Zones. The goal of these zones is to drive private, long-term capital to distressed census tracts by providing investors with tax breaks on capital gains. This session includes a review of the ways this policy is being implemented in North Carolina, analysis of impacts to date, and ways in which it could advance equitable economic development based on case studies in communities.
* Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit
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