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IMLA New England Land Use Seminar


IMLA New England Regional Land Use Seminar

 Harbor Events Center - Portsmouth Garden Hilton

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

June 21 & 22, 2012



Welcome to the Paper Access Program for IMLA's 2012 New England Land Use Seminar. The papers are organized in accordance with the Program (in chronological order). ONLINE ACCESS TO PAPERS WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH July 30, 2012.

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The paper list below closely follows the agenda for the event; however, please refer to the agenda available at the Seminar for the latest and most accurate information. 

All times listed for work sessions and breaks are subject to change, but are expected to adhere generally to the following.

June 21, 2012  Theme: More than Greenfields & Fields of Dreams: Sustainable Development

8:30AM  Registration Desk Open

Windglass Room             


8:55AM - 9:00AM  Welcome & Overview

Seaglass Room


9:00AM – 10:30AM

Seaglass Room

Work Session 1.  Environmental & Sustainable Development Controls

o   Introduction: Defining Sustainable Development

I. Overview article by Hollister 

o   Sustainable Development and Form-Based Codes

II. Lawlor Outline

III. Lawlor Presentation Slides  

o   Exactions and Takings in the Context of Sustainable Planning and Regulation

o   Design Overlay Case Studies – New Urbanism 'Lite'

IV. Bates Outline + Exhibits (Very large file 33MBs)

V. Bates Presentation Slides 


                                Matthew J. Lawlor, Robinson & Cole, Boston, MA

                                Timothy Bates, Robinson & Cole, New London, CT

                                Amy Manzelli, Baldwin & Callen, Concord, NH


10:30AM – 10:45AM Break

Snacks and Coffee in Windglass Room


10:45AM – 12:15PM

Seaglass Room

Work Session 2.  Storm Water Management

        Robert Roseen, Director UNH Storm Water Project

VI. UNH Fact Sheet 

        James Houle, Outreach Coordinator & Program Manager,UNH Stormwater Center

   VIIUNH Stormwater Report  

James N. Katsiaficas, Perkins Thompson, Portland, ME

VIII. Katsiaficas Paper

IX. Katsiaficas Presentation 


12:15PM  – 1:15PM Lunch

Gundalow/Starboard/Schooner Rooms


1:15PM – 2:00PM 

Seaglass Room

Work Session 3. The Built Environment: Historical Preservation & More

o   Adaptive Reuse: Reality or Romanticism

o   Effective advocacy: using the regulatory process to build support & improve project design

o   State Historic Preservation Office Review

    Jay Wickersham, Atty Cambridge, MA

Nadine Peterson, Preservation Planner, NH Division of Historical Resources

    X. Wickerham and Peterson Presentation Slides 


2:00PM – 3:00PM

Seaglass Room

Work Session 4. Housing and Sustainable Development

o   Current Developement

Ben Frost, NH Housing

  Michael Bruss, Integrated Building Energy Associates, Concord

No Materials Submitted as of June 18 

3:00PM –3:15PM  Break



3:15PM –4:45PM

Seaglass Room

Work Session 5.  The Un-Built Environment:  Open Space & Agricultural Preservation

o   Agricultural Preservation Ways and Means (Methodology & Legal Issues)

o   Creating Workable Conservation Easements & Enforcement

Robert Ritchie, General Counsel, MA Department of Agricultural Resources

 XI.  Ritchie Presentation Slides

Attorney Irene Del Bono, Executive Office of Energy & Env. Affairs

XII. Del Bono Paper

XIII. Del Bono  Conservation Restriction Sample

Daniel Sundquist, Director, Land Conservation Planning, Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

XIV. Sundquist Paper 


5:00PM – 6:30PM Reception and Social Hour

Gundalow/Starboard/Schooner Rooms


Dinner on attendees’ own or State Associations/planners groups may arrange dinners.


June 22, 2012   Theme: Effective, Defensible and Useful Development Conditions & Controls

8:30AM Registration Desk Open


8:55AM –  9:00AM Welcome & Overview for Today

Seaglass Room


9:00AM – 9:30AM 

Seaglass Room

Work Session 6.  Perspectives on Due Diligence: Seeking to Avoid Problems 

Raymond D’Amante, Concord, NH

XV. D'Amante Paper 


9:30AM – 11:00AM

Seaglass Room

Work Session 7.  Development Conditions: Overview & Issues

                Note the morning break (15 minutes) will occur during this work session between first and       second speaker

o   Legal Authority and Mechanisms to Facilitate (or Deter) Development & Address Infrastructure Requirements

o   Exactions and Takings

o   “Contract Zoning” – Archaic Idea or Constraint on Conditions

        Jonathan Witten, Duxbury, MA

  XVI. Witten Article    

        Daniel Crean, Pembroke, NH

  XVII. Crean Paper on Takings and Exactions

  XVIII. Crean Presentation on Takings and Exactions 

  XIX. Checklist of Exactions (from Utah League of Cities and Towns) 

  XX. Judith Wegner article

  XXI. Crean Paper on Contract Zoning 


11:00AM – 12:00 Noon

Seaglass Room

Work Session 8.  Legislative, Regulatory and Administrative Imposition of Conditions

o   Approval Conditions In General – Avoiding Problems

o   Impact Fees and/or Conditions?

o   Blanket Dedication Issues

o   Tax Increment Financing


Daniel Crean, Pembroke, NH    

XXII. Crean Paper on Exactions, Impact Fees 

XXIII. Crean Presentation on Exactions, Impact Fees 

XXIV. Crean Paper on Development Conditions and Ohio Supreme Court Case 

XXV. NH TIF Plan Example 

Michael Donahue, Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella


12:00 Noon – 1:00PM Lunch

Gundalow/Starboard/Schooner Rooms


1:00PM – 2:15PM

Seaglass Room

Work Session 9.  Troubled Developments

o   Vested Rights

o   Bankruptcy


                                Robert Kerwin, Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, Boston, MA

                                Greg D. Peterson, Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, Boston, MA

   XXVI. Crean Paper  - Vested Rights, Pending Approvals and Distressed Properties

2:15PM – 2:30PM Afternoon Break

Windglass Room


2:30PM – 3:30PM 

Seaglass Room

Work Session 10.  Ethics

o   How Did I Get Into this Mess?

         Timothy Bates, Robinson & Cole, New London, CT

XXVII. Bates Paper

XXVIII. Bates Presentation Slides 

3:30PM – 4:30PM

Seaglass Room

Works Session 11.   Enforcing Conditions

o   Developer Agreements – Sample Agreements & Problem Areas

o   Developer “Promises” and Representations

o   Surety for Performance

o   Enforcement Issues


Daniel Crean, Pembroke, NH

XXIXCrean Paper on Enforcing Conditions 

XXXCrean Presentation Slides on Enforcing Conditions 

XXXI. Kensington Case Materials

XXXII. Portsmouth Case Opinion - NH Supreme Court 

XXXIII. Portsmouth Case Opinion - 1st Circuit  

XXXIV. 1808 Corporation Case 

Michael Donahue & Christopher Boldt, Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella