Urban development areas; developable acreage is redefined to exclude certain lands. (HB1864)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Urban Development Areas.  Makes several changes to the urban development area legislation. Developable acreage is redefined to exclude (i) parks, rights-of-way of arterial and collector streets, railways, and resource protection areas, and wetlands; (ii) land used by public utilities solely for utility services; (iii) public lands and facilities; (iv) land within a five-mile radius of a military base over which the United States enjoys exclusive federal jurisdiction; and (v) land designated by a branch of the armed forces of the United States as its overfly zone. The legislation also permits light industrial use within urban development areas and specifies that the governing body's authority to accept proffered conditions is not impaired by anything in this legislation.  Localities required to amend their comprehensive plan in accordance with this legislation are given an additional year to do so.    Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102403D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/17/2011Assigned CC & T sub: #2
01/19/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1864)
01/20/2011Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/08/2011Left in Counties, Cities and Towns

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB869.