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Dominate Development: How Neighborhoods Can Work With Developers

This is a free (registration required) half-day session to take place on March 5, 2016, 1pm-4pm. It is for neighborhood leaders and influencers who are interested in working with developers to assure that new projects are an asset to their community. Hear from neighborhood leaders, developers, and community activists. Learning objectives: obtain a rough overview of planning, zoning, and codes; learn the best ways to communicate with developers and councilmembers and gain skills to help build neighborhood consensus and communication and explore development management tools such as neighborhood enhancement agreements. The class is currently sold-out. If interested in being placed on a waiting list, please contact

Opportunity for Contractors

The first Contractor's Authorization Training for Work in Historic Overlays was a huge success.

The MHZC has enacted a policy that will require that a contractor have a consultation meeting with MHZC staff before a preservation and building permit may be issued. To prevent holding-up the issuance of permits, the MHZC is offered a 1.5 hour class, specifically for contractors. Attendance authorized the contractor to receive permits immediately when they are available without the required consultation meeting. The purpose of the class and the consultations is to avoid simple yet costly and time-consuming violations and guide applicants through the process.

Are you interested in us offering this class again? Let us know by contacting