Comprehensive plan; includes urban development areas. (HB2777)

Introduced By

Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal) with support from co-patron Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Comprehensive plan to include urban development areas. Provides that every county that has adopted zoning shall, and any city or town may, amend its comprehensive plan to incorporate one or more proposed urban development areas, if such locality meets the criteria for high growth. For purposes of this section, an urban development area is an area designated by a locality that is most suited for development due to proximity to transportation facilities, the availability of public water and sewer, and its proximity to a city, town or other developed area. The comprehensive plan shall designate one or more urban development areas sufficient to meet projected residential growth in the locality for the ensuing 20-year period. Any comprehensive plan amended pursuant to this section shall also be amended to incorporate the opportunity for development that includes features that promote an improved quality of life. No county, city or town that has amended its comprehensive plan in accordance with this section shall limit or prohibit development pursuant to existing zoning or any application for rezoning based solely on the fact that the property is located outside the urban development area. Counties shall have until July 1, 2011, to amend their comprehensive plans in accordance with these provisions. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 075203220
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/22/2007Assigned CC & T sub: #2 (Dudley)
02/06/2007Left in Counties, Cities and Towns