Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate Became Law
01/07/2020        

Affordable housing; location near Metrorail station.

Provides that in any locality with an existing or planned Metrorail station, such locality shall require that at least 10 percent of new residential dwelling units in any building that is at least six stories in height be affordable dwelling units, defined in the bill, if the proposed project is within one-half mile of an existing or planned Metrorail station.

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01/07/2020 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101041D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20101041D
    SENATE BILL NO. 638
    Offered January 8, 2020
    Prefiled January 7, 2020
    A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 15.2-2305.1, relating to affordable housing near Metrorail station.
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    Patron-- Surovell
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    Referred to Committee on Local Government
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 15.2-2305.1 as follows:

    15.2-2305.1. Affordable housing near Metrorail station.

    A. For purposes of this section, "affordable dwelling unit" means a dwelling unit affordable to individuals whose household income is no greater than 50 percent of the area median household income.

    B. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, general or special, in any locality with an existing or planned Metrorail station, such locality shall require that at least 10 percent of new residential dwelling units in any building that is at least six stories in height be affordable dwelling units if the proposed project is within one-half mile of an existing or planned Metrorail station.

    C. This section shall apply to an application for a rezoning or special exception approval for a residential project or a mixed-use project with a residential component.

    D. Nothing in this section shall be construed to repeal a localitys authority with regard to affordable housing under any other provision of law.

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    Scott A. Surovell D-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/27/2020 Senate Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Local Government with letter (15-Y 0-N)
    01/07/2020 Senate Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101041D
    01/07/2020 Senate Senate: Referred to Committee on Local Government
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    Provides that in any locality with an existing or planned Metrorail station, such locality shall require that at least 10 percent of new residential dwelling units in any building that is at least six stories in height be affordable dwelling units, defined in the bill, if the proposed project is within one-half mile of an existing or planned Metrorail station.
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    Affordable housing



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