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Conservation Design

December Webinar

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)

* Registration open until 12/12/23 at 4:30 PM (EST)

Event Details


One way to preserve rural character is through conservation development zoning. Through an appropriately designed planned unit development code, townships can foster the set-aside of substantial percentages of open space to protect woodlands, wetlands, pastures, and other natural and historic features while allowing the developer to maintain or increase the remaining density of housing on the parcel. This training will teach you how conservation development design can lower the cost to the developer compared to traditional development through reduced need for infrastructure, increase the value of the house lots facing open spaces, command a higher price, and provide greenspace and stormwater management benefits for the community.


Tom Spring, Attorney, Spring Law, LLC

Kimberly Brewster Shefelton, deputy director, Chagrin River Watershed Partners

Mail-In Registration Form

If you would like to register via a paper form, you can download one at the link above (note that a separate form must be filled out for each registrant).

  • Make all checks payable to Ohio Township Association; payment for more than one attendee can be included in the same check.
  • The form can be mailed to the Ohio Township Association at 6500 Taylor Rd. Suite A, Blacklick, OH 43004, faxed to 614-863-9751, or emailed to (Emailed forms will require mailed payment to the address above.)
  • Paper registration forms are due five business days prior to the event.

For More Information:

Michael Zaky
Michael Zaky
Director of Education & Events OTA (614)863-0045

Once purchased, webinars are non-refundable. If your refund request is due to a scheduling conflict, contact Michael Zaky for assistance with links to the recording after the webinar. He can be reached at or 614-863-0045.