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Industrial Development Projects Of State
Industrial Development Projects Of State Significance
Senate Bill 766 provides the opportunity for an applicant for an industrial development project of state significance (“project”) to bundle the land use permitting with state permit approvals. This removes land use decision-making authority from the city or county that would normally review the application, and give it to the Economic Recovery Review Council(ERRC). The review process is described in detail here.
 
Projects are only allowed on sites that are planned and zoned by the city or county for industrial use. The legislation does not specify that the project must be within an urban growth boundary. Contact the city or county that has land use authority for a particular site of interest to determine its zoning and the land use requirements that pertain.
 
All local plan and zoning regulations will continue to apply. That is, the ERRC does not have the authority to waive or alter any local regulations. The bill specifically provides for a local recommendation to the ERRC regarding whether the project complies with applicable standards and criteria and in determining whether to impose conditions of approval.
 
The bill does not give the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) a role in review of project applications. Instead, DLCD will provide a coordinating role, assisting the ERRC obtain a recommendation from the city or county in which the project is proposed.
 
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