Proffers: The Continuing Evolution of Conditional Zoning

Rural Planning Caucus of Virginia


Thursday, October 19, 2017
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EDT

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During this session land use attornies will discuss Section 15.2-2303.4 of the Code of Virginia, Provisions applicable to certain conditional rezoning proffers, and its impact on residential land use, rezoning and local governments.  Specifically, participants will examine the history of conditional zoning; the legal reach of changes in conditional zoning law both historic and current; applicability based on land use and on- or off-site improvements proffered; and, differences in the provisions of evidence required by a local government and the aggrieved or property owner relative to proffer unreasonableness.  In addition, partcipants will receive, through examination of recently adopted practices by local governments, differing stragetegies adopted by planners to comply with the new law.


Ann-Neil Cosby

Ann Neil represents businesses and individuals on land use, zoning, and subdivision environmental and regulatory issues at the local, state and federal levels. She assists clients in obtaining necessary land use approvals, including rezonings, conditional and/or special use, variances, and other similar approvals. Ann Neil also represents clients facing ... Read More

Brennen Keene

Brennen assists clients with land-use and transactional matters related to a wide range of development projects, including renewable energy projects, industrial projects, and commercial/mixed-use projects. . In his land-use practice, he represents clients as they seek local land-use approvals (e.g. rezonings, conditional-use permits and other necessary site development approvals ... Read More

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