Urban development areas; localities to amend comprehensive plan to include. (HB3196)

Introduced By

Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal)


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 may, and that 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. 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 a public or community water and sewer system, or 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 new urbanism and traditional neighborhood development. No county, city, or town that has amended its comprehensive plan in accordance with these provisions 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. Any locality that has not revised its comprehensive plan to establish an urban development area on or before July 1, 2008 shall not receive 50 percent of its annual secondary road allocation from the Virginia Department of Transportation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2007Presented and ordered printed 071151220
01/19/2007Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/31/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB3196)
02/03/2007Committee substitute printed 079437220-H1
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Committee substitute agreed to 079437220-H1
02/05/2007Passed by for the day
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (97-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Passed by for the day
02/07/2007No further action taken
02/07/2007Failed to pass in House