Zoning ordinance; rezoning property to previous designation. (HB1343)

Introduced By

Del. William Barlow (D-Smithfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Rezoning property to previous zoning designation. Allows a locality to include provisions in its zoning ordinance that permit the county to require that an approved site plan or final subdivision plan be obtained for the development within a specified period of not less than five years. If no such approval is obtained during the specified period, the locality may rezone the property to its previous zoning designation. However, a locality may not rezone the property if the rezoning would adversely impact the terms of a loan that the property owner has obtained at least one year prior to a proposed locality initiated rezoning. If a locality rezones such property to its previous zoning designation, the locality shall compensate the property owner through use of a tax credit equal to the amount of excess real estate taxes that the landowner has paid due to the higher zoning classification. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081148428
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/12/2008Left in Counties, Cities and Towns