Formatting and Writing the Staff Report

Zoning Practice — November 2004

By Stuart Meck, FAICP, Marya Morris, FAICP


ZP subscriber
List Price
Sign In & Download

Not a member but want to buy a copy? You'll need to create a free My APA account to purchase. Create account

This article presents guidance to help staff prepare reports that convey vital information on development proposals to members of the planning commission, the local legislative body, the board of zoning appeals, the public, and development applicants.


Page Count
Date Published
Nov. 1, 2004
Adobe PDF
American Planning Association

About the Authors

Stuart Meck, FAICP
My website:

Marya Morris, FAICP
Marya Morris is a self employed planning and zoning consultant based in Wilmette, Illinois. She is also a freelance writer and editor and has authored nine Planning Advisory Service Reports, the most recent of which is Design Review, co-authored with Mark Henshaw, FAICP, in 2018. She was a member of the Glencoe Plan Commission from 2009-2017..