Augusta County and phasing

Whew. And you thought Albemarle’s phasing proposals were onerous. Read Augusta County’s proposal – Summary. Full text. Hat tip: NBC 29. For the life of me, I couldn’t find the story on their vaunted new website.

Augusta County remains more agricultural (I believe) than Albemarle, but still …

D. Amends § 25-77 (Lots and subdivisions) to limit the subdivision of new lots in General Agriculture (GA) Districts to one every three (3) years and to include boundary line adjustments for purposes of such limitation.

E. Amends § 25-85 (Lots and subdivisions) (1) to limit the subdivision of new lots in Exclusive Agriculture (XA) Districts to one every five (5) years and to include boundary line adjustments for purposes of such limitation, and (2) to cease treatment of contiguous tracts in Exclusive Agriculture (XA) Districts that are wholly or partly owned by the same person, firm or corporation as a single parcel for purposes of the limitation.

I am learning the Augusta/Waynesboro market, so I don’t (yet) want to take a hard stand on anything there yet. But are there any property rights advocates out there who might be able to educate me?

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3 Comments

  1. Ray Hyde October 21, 2006 at 02:15

    Well, I dont understnd this either. But I have to tell you that once every five years or once every three years, has it all over Fauquier, where the rule is, “You give us 85%, or else you get nothing.”

  2. C October 21, 2006 at 21:31

    What about a land conservation advocate….couldn’t they educate you just as well?

  3. Jim Duncan October 21, 2006 at 22:13

    They could educate me just as well, sure … but I was speaking more along the lines of a local person who could educate me about some of the local intricacies of the Augusta area, not just phasing ….