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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 13. Housing
Agency 5. Department of Housing And Community Development
Chapter 112. Enterprise Zone Grant Program Regulation

13VAC5-112-440. Zone eligibility requirements.

A. To be eligible for consideration, an application for an enterprise zone must meet the requirements set out in this section.

B. Enterprise zones may consist of no more than three noncontiguous areas. The size of the enterprise zone shall consist of the total of the acreage of all noncontiguous areas. The maximum combined land area cannot exceed maximum size guidelines set forth in subdivisions C 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of this section.

C. All proposed zones shall conform to the following size guidelines:

1. Cities -- minimum: 1/4 square mile (160 acres); maximum: 1 square mile (640 acres) or 7.0% of the jurisdiction's land area or an area that includes 7.0% of the population, whichever is largest.

2. For towns designated as enterprise zones under former §§ 59.1-272 through 59.1-278, 59.1-279.1, or 59.1-280.2 through 59.1-284 of the Enterprise Zone Act (§ 59.1-270 et seq. of the Code of Virginia), the size of an enterprise zone shall conform to the size requirements for cities in subdivision 1 of this subsection.

3. Unincorporated areas of counties -- minimum: 1/2 square mile (320 acres); maximum: 6 square miles (3,840 acres).

4. Consolidated cities -- zones in cities the boundaries of which were created through the consolidation of a city and county or the consolidation of two cities shall conform substantially to the minimum and maximum size guidelines for unincorporated areas of counties as set forth in subdivision 3 of this subsection.

5. In no instance shall a zone consist only of a site for a single business firm.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-541 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 12, eff. March 21, 2007; amended, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 2, eff. October 17, 2018.

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