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Wednesday, July 19
 

10:30am EDT

V. Strategic Planning and Permitting for Development

V. STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PERMITTING FOR DEVELOPMENT

Practical and informative course designed to address strategies for obtaining environmental and growth management approvals for land development projects under Florida’s current laws and agency practices;; consideration of effects of recent legislation and administrative actions taken by the Executive Branch; discussion of successful approaches to processing and obtaining environmental permits from regulatory agencies, determinations of when to obtain the required permits and in what order, and the level of specificity and procedural requirements of each agency. Course to also cover tracking and managing activities for compliance with permit conditions, tips for gaining the respect of regulatory agencies, and steps that should be taken to avoid costly enforcement litigation. Audience participation is encouraged. 

Speakers
avatar for Dennis D. Mele

Dennis D. Mele

Partner, Land Use & Zoning, Greenspoon Marder
Dennis D. Mele is a partner and Chair of the Land Use & Zoning practice group. He is widely recognized for his work in land use, zoning, environmental and governmental law. Having experience as a land planner and a city manager, Mr. Mele has a unique understanding of the myriad issues... Read More →
avatar for Abbey Naylor

Abbey Naylor

Vice President, Birkitt Environmental Services, Inc.
Abbey Naylor has over 17 years of experience in the environmental industry in Florida and the Southeast US. Her specialties include local, state, and federal permitting; project management, environmental site assessments including threatened and endangered species surveys, wetland... Read More →
avatar for David Powell

David Powell

Shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams
David has 30 years of experience in real estate development throughout Florida, including land use approvals and entitlements for master-planned communities, industrial projects, and coastal resorts. His most recent work includes the 133,000-acre North Ranch Master Plan for 500,000... Read More →
avatar for Kimball Woodbury

Kimball Woodbury

Manager, Woodbury Development Company


Wednesday July 19, 2017 10:30am - 12:10pm EDT
Jacksonville/ Tallahassee
 
Thursday, July 20
 

8:30am EDT

U. New Policy Directions for Growth Management

U. NEW POLICY DIRECTIONS FOR GROWTH MANAGEMENT 

It’s been 6 years since the Florida growth management process was fundamentally changed by the Florida Legislature to modify the prior top down process.  Is it working? For all players? Does it need tweaking and what is happening that is new and innovative at the state and local levels? This course is updated every year to provide an overview of new and upcoming legislation, emerging issues and examples of local government innovation.  Audience participation encouraged.

Moderators
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Nancy Linnan

Shareholder, Carlton Fields, P.A.

Speakers
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Dan DeLisi, A.I.C.P.

Chief of Staff, South Florida Water Management District
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Kerry Godwin

Planning & Design Director, Osceola County Community Development
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Len Lendahl P.E.

Vice President, Special District Services, Inc.


Thursday July 20, 2017 8:30am - 10:10am EDT
Jacksonville/ Tallahassee

1:30pm EDT

X. Transportation Planning: How do we get there from here?

X.  TRANSPORTATION PLANNING: HOW DO WE GET THERE FROM HERE?

State, regional and local transportation infrastructure deficiencies and related transportation mitigation costs can make or break development in Florida. Failure to address inadequate infrastructure remains a significant hurdle to both developers and local governments.  Join this panel to learn what’s new in 2017 and how to maximize development potential while reducing mitigation costs through cooperative funding, innovative traffic analysis, multi-modal applications, and other innovative solutions. 

Moderators
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Tara Duhy

Executive Shareholder, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.

Speakers
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Adam Kerr

Transportation Engineer, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
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Ken Metcalf

Director of Planning, Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson


Thursday July 20, 2017 1:30pm - 3:10pm EDT
Jacksonville/ Tallahassee

3:30pm EDT

Y. 'Smart Growth - The Economics of Place'

Y.  “SMART GROWTH - THE ECONOMICS OF PLACE”

Provides an in-depth look at how public realm investments can create a significant return on investment by creating “great places”. We will explore how the built environment of these great places spurs economic development and creates livable, sustainable communities through case studies from around the Country. The discussion will include the implementation of Complete Streets, Walkable Communities, Trails, Parks, and Art Hubs, as well as best practices that are transferrable to all communities, large and small; audience participation encouraged. 

Speakers
avatar for Cecelia Bonifay

Cecelia Bonifay

Partner, Akerman LLP
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Rhea Law

President & CEO, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
avatar for Raymond Lee

Raymond Lee

Senior Associate, Transportation Project Manager, Dewberry


Thursday July 20, 2017 3:30pm - 5:10pm EDT
Key West/ Palm Beach
 
Friday, July 21
 

8:30am EDT

W. Comprehensive Planning and Developments of Regional Impact

W.  WHAT’S AHEAD AND WHY—COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENTS OF REGIONAL IMPACT

This update will cover changes by the 2017 Legislature to comprehensive planning and DRIs, as well as pending changes in growth management programs and policies; discussion of the future of the regulation of DRIs, as well as large non-DRIs in Dense Urban Land Areas; evaluation of  different approval processes for large scale development; and examination of pros and cons of rescinding existing DRIs.  Audience participation is encouraged.  

Speakers
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Donna Marie Collins

Hearing Examiner, Lee County
avatar for David Mechanik

David Mechanik

Partner, Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester
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Darrin Taylor

Government Consultant, Carlton Fields, P.A.


Friday July 21, 2017 8:30am - 10:10am EDT
Jacksonville/ Tallahassee

10:30am EDT

Z. Defending Clients Interests at Local Quasi-Judicial Proceedings

Z.  STRATEGIZING, HANDLING, AND DEFENDING CLIENTS’ INTERESTS AT LOCAL QUASI-JUDICIALPROCEEDINGS

This presentation provides both legal and practical insights into preparing for and managing local quasi-judicial proceedings.  It also provides insights on dealing with denials and challenges to your client’s interests.  This presentation will focus on strategic matters, provide useful tips, examine new and developing legal issues, and address technical issues, particularly in traffic concerns and challenges. 

Moderators
avatar for Chris Torres

Chris Torres

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig P.A.
Christopher Torres is the Administrative Shareholder of the Tampa Office. Chris concentrates his practice on business and complex commercial litigation, toxic tort defense, environmental litigation, and land use litigation. Chris has practiced as an environmental and toxic tort litigator... Read More →

Speakers
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Randy Coen

President, Coen & Company
avatar for Rick J.  Melchiori

Rick J. Melchiori

General Manager, Becker Holding Corporation
Mr. Melchiori brings over 30 years’ experience in land acquisition, entitlement, permitting, design, and construction of industrial, commercial, and highly amenitized residential and mixed use projects. Early in his career, he founded an architectural and engineering firm and through... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 10:30am - 12:10pm EDT
Caribbean Salon VI