Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CVE 6031 - Municipal Permitting of Development

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
Municipal permitting of development encompasses a comprehensive review of planning and zoning, building codes, and the role of local government. Roles of a plan commission, architectural review board, and community development authority will be discussed. (prereq: graduate standing) (quarter system prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Discuss the history of planning and zoning and the role of local government 
  • Explain the purpose, structure, and function of a Plan Commission, Architectural Review Board and Community Development Authority
  • Evaluate project development plans and identify potential concerns
  • Design a model community and produce a map, a master plan, and a simple zoning ordinance for the community

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Thinking like a community member
  • History of planning and zoning/role of local government
  • Building codes, permitting and inspections
  • City/Community Master plans
  • Plan commissions/Architectural Review Boards
  • CDAs/TIFs/BIDs/PUDs/incentive projects
  • Stormwater management
  • Brownfields, Greyfields and redevelopment
  • Discussion after attending a PC/ARB/CDA meeting

Dr. William S. Gonwa, P.E.

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