Affordable dwelling unit ordinance; Arlington County permitting certain densities in comp. plan. (SB273)

Introduced By

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Arlington County Affordable Dwelling Unit ordinance; permitting certain densities in the comprehensive plan. Authorizes Arlington County to provide in its comprehensive plan for the physical development within the County for densities of development ranging between a floor area ratio (FAR) of 1.0 (1.0 FAR) and a floor area ratio of 10.0 (10.0 FAR) or greater in some or all parts of the county. The bill authorizes the County to establish affordable housing contributions from developers as a condition of the governing body's approval of a special exception application for residential, commercial, or mixed-use projects with a density equal to or greater than 1.0 FAR. Under the bill, the provisions of the ordinance would allow the developer to provide on-site Affordable Dwelling Units, off-site Affordable Dwelling Units, or a cash contribution to the County's affordable housing fund in lieu of providing the units. Read the Bill »


03/31/2006: signed by governor


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 065340844
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/24/2006Reported from Local Government with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
01/25/2006Committee substitute printed 065354844-S1
01/26/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/26/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
01/27/2006Read second time
01/27/2006Reading of substitute waived
01/27/2006Committee substitute agreed to 065354844-S1
01/27/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB273S1
01/30/2006Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/30/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
01/30/2006Communicated to House
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/24/2006Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006Committee substitute printed 065517844-H1
02/27/2006Read second time
02/28/2006Read third time
02/28/2006Committee substitute agreed to 065517844-H1
02/28/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB273H1
02/28/2006Passed House with substitute (91-Y 6-N)
02/28/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (91-Y 6-N)
03/02/2006House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB273ER)
03/09/2006Signed by President
03/10/2006Signed by Speaker
03/31/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 481 (effective 7/1/06)
04/06/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0481)