What happens to land proffered during development that is not used by the locality? Usually, nothing.
In 2003 Fredericksburg proffered (required the developer give to the City) a 27-acre site for use as a high school during the development of The Village of Idlewild. Instead of building a new school on the site, the City rebuilt its James Monroe High School on the existing property.
Now, the City owns several vacant lots within the Village of Idlewild and community association volunteer leaders are asking city officials to put at least one of the lots to better use – to build a park for use by City residents.
Continue reading Virginia – Fredericksburg Association requests City utilize undeveloped, profferred land
The first condominium to be built under Fairfax County’s plan to transform Tyson’s Corner will be The Arbor, a 25-story luxury high rise on the corner of West Park Drive and the Jones Branch Drive Extension.
Continue reading Virginia – First Condominium Approved by Fairfax County in Tysons Transformation Plan
The Leesburg Department of Public Works and Capital Projects will hold a Public Works Open House for representatives from residential community management companies and officers of HOAs. The open house will be held in the lower level meeting rooms at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center Wednesday, April 6
On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, the Leesburg Department of Public Works and Capital Projects will host an open house for community management firms and community association volunteer leaders.
Continue reading Virginia – Leesburg Public Works Dept. to Offer Forum for Volunteer Leaders and Management Firms
HB 1146 Local permitting or licensure; consent of common interest community association prohibited
Virginia House Bill 1146 was approved by Governor McAuliffe on Monday, becoming effective July 1, 2016.
House Bill 1146 prohibits a locality from requiring consent of a condominium unit owners association or property owners’ association prior to the issuance of a permit, certificate, or license, including a building permit or a business license.
Continue reading Virginia – McAuliffe Signs Delegate Hope’s House Bill 1146
CHESAPEAKE The City Council could decide Tuesday to allow a developer not to share with new residents a list of contaminants – including elevated levels of arsenic, lead and petroleum hydrocarbons – found in the area’s shallow groundwater.
UPDATE: At its meeting on March 15, 2016, the Chesapeake City Council unanimously denied the request for change in proffered contaminant language.
California Building Industry Ass’n v. San Jose – Denial of Cert
The U.S. Supreme Court refused review of the California Supreme Court decision in the case California Building Industry Association vs. San Jose, leaving the California Supreme Court decision in place.
The case (and related decisions) has important implications for issue that remains “unsettled” under the Takings Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Continue reading California – U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of Affordable Housing Law, for now
The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) Business License Amnesty Program, which allows businesses (including District community associations) to become compliant with DC regulations requiring business licenses and corporate registrations without penalties, late fees, or delinquent filing fees, expires Monday, February 29.
Continue reading District of Columbia – DCRA Business License Amnesty Program Ends February 29