Land Use Basics

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Palma Ceia 3-4

This session is to be an interactive review about the different aspects of redevelopment planning that involve land use, zoning, regulations, planning processes, assembly, property disposition and buying property. This session will outline all you need to know before you start a project or where to go for the information before you get too far down the road. Whether you are asked to be part of a team, to vote on policy, to create RFPs or to assemble, buy or sell land, this will help guide you through it all.

Moderator: Jeffrey Burton, M.P.A. FRA-RA, DFCP, Executive Director, Palmetto CRA

Speaker: Wendy Grey, AICP, Planning Consultant (retired) and former Planning Director, Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department

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Jeffrey Burton Mr. Burton is the Director of the Palmetto Community Redevelopment Agency and President Elect of the Florida Redevelopment Association. He is a Florida native who has enjoyed life in a small community, fishing on the Manatee River, and graduating from local schools, colleges and universities. He holds an Associate Degree in Business, a Bachelor’s in Economics, a Master’s in Public Administration and is currently working on a PhD in Environmental Science and Policy at the University of South Florida.
Jeff has been awarded a Florida Redevelopment Association designation as a certified Redevelopment Administrator ()FRA-RA), and is a Florida licensed Building Code Administrator. His career includes roles as a building contractor, City of Bradenton Planning and Compliance Manager, Building Codes Manager for the Institute for Business & Home Safety, and Director of Codes and Standards for the Association of Millwork Distributors. He has also served as a City Councilman and Vice Mayor.

Wendy Grey, AICP, was managing member of Wendy Grey Land Use Planning LLC, from 2002 to 2018. She worked with local governments on comprehensive plan and code assessments. She also worked with developers seeking entitlements, particularly in the areas of compatibility and Comprehensive Plan consistency.
Ms. Grey was planning director of the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department for ten years. She has a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a master’s degree in regional planning from Cornell University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. She currently volunteers with several local organizations, including neighborhood advocacy groups.