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Webinar Recording 3/16/2021: Land Use - Municipal Real Estate Facilities
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Overcoming Legal Hurdles to Changing the Use of Obsolete Municipal Real Estate Facilities:  A Case Study


Over time, municipal facilities may become obsolete.  Municipalities often face legal obstacles to implementing new uses for those facilities.  A municipal lawyer must find legal routes to help clients enact innovative proposals that transform a facility’s use.  Where real estate assets are involved, the lawyer often must find ways to accommodate or remove existing land-use restrictions.  This seminar will discuss common land-use restrictions that impede changing the use of municipal real estate and then, as a case study, examine a City of Philadelphia project that transformed an abandoned reservoir into an environmental center and park.  The project required compliance with land-use restrictions imposed under the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, a major grant program that affects municipal parks and recreation facilities around the nation.


Speaker: Lawrence Copeland