MM&C Attorneys Play Key Roles in APA Planning Conference
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MM&C Attorneys Play Key Roles in APA Planning Conference

Posted June 25, 2015 at 7:46 PM

The attorneys of Miller, Miller & Canby's Land Use and Zoning Department recently took part in the June 20th Annual Planning Conference of the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association, conducted at Catholic University's School of Architecture.

The firm's effort was led by Damon Orobona who, as President of the Chapter, chaired the convocation's opening session. Mr. Orobona also participated in a six-member panel on the subject of "Demystification of Public Art." Using his experiences serving on the Public Art Advisory Panel managed by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, he was involved in a discussion regarding the use and acceptance of art in both public and private projects.

Attorneys Soo Lee-Cho and Jody Kline also took part in the conference. Relying on Ms. Lee-Cho's experience with the "Greencourt" project in the Twinbrook area of Montgomery County and Mr. Kline's forty years of experience in dealing with the development review process in Montgomery County, the two combined for a presentation titled "GREENCOURT:  Innovation or Master Plan Non-Compliance?" Their seminar dealt with the interplay of planning and zoning regulations creating a framework for regulatory review of development projects. Using the innovative Greencourt project as a model, Ms. Lee-Cho and Mr. Kline led approximately 90 attendees through the challenges experienced by the Greencourt project due to differing interpretations of the County's Twinbrook Sector Plan. The presentation qualified the attendees for "legal" credits for American Institute of Certified Planner accreditation.

Miller, Miller & Canby attorneys have represented business and property owners for more than 65 years. Please feel free to contact Jody Kline or any of the land use lawyers at Miller, Miller & Canby for zoning and development guidance.

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