Construction of Housing Within a Certain Distance of the State Highway System (Watch)

Construction of Housing Within a Certain Distance of the State Highway System (Watch)

HB 1085 (Watson B.) requires the construction of certain multiple housing developments within a five-mile radius of a road on the State Highway System to be considered a single construction project if the total number of residential dwelling units within such housing developments exceeds 500. The bill also requires local governments, except in limited circumstances, to postpone all applications for local zoning or building permits for construction projects if a road on the State Highway System is rated below a level “D” within a five-mile radius. (Branch)