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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Upcoming Webinar on Development Agreements

On January 22, 2013, the American Bar Association will host a webinar on development agreements, presented by the authors of the newly released book "Development by Agreement: A Tool Kit for Land Developers and Local Governments."  The program will be of benefit to local governments and developers/property owners who want to stimulate development in difficult economic times.  A description of the program and details about the authors are below and you can also find out more about the webinar on the ABA's website
Program Description:
Land owners and local governments often enter into agreements with the objective of fixing, if not increasing, public benefits while simultaneously reducing the uncertainty often associated with proposed but not yet built development.  This program will provide an overview of the tool kit of agreements typically available to local governments and developers to solve community problems while providing increased development certainty in uncertain economic times.  Such agreements include, for example, those needed to finance community benefits, provide affordable housing, assure school impact mitigation, or simply provide a period of time and process for exclusively negotiating the terms of such agreements.  The panel will delve into the statutory and judicial authority for such agreements, even when the required "nexus" between the agreed upon benefits and the development may fall short of that required when an agency is simply imposing conditions of approval, fees or exactions.  This program is a must for those looking to stimulate development in their communities.
David L. Callies, FAICP, is a Benjamin A. Kudo Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii School of Law and coeditor of the annual Land Use and Environment Law Review.
Cecily T. Barclay is a partner with Perkins Coie LLP in San Francisco and is co-author of the annual Curtin's California Land Use and Planning Law.
Julie A. Tappendorf is a partner with Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer, P.C. in Chicago, an adjunct professor at the John Marshall Law School, and the author of this blog.


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