Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board
Stormwater Management Regulations AS 9 VAC 25-870 [4 VAC 50 ‑ 60]
Action Amend Parts I, II, and III of the Virginia Stormwater Management Program Permit Regulations to address water quality and quantity and local stormwater management program criteria.
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 8/21/2009
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8/14/09  5:29 pm
Commenter: Ronald Fowler, Realtor

Effects on Cost of Housing


The added costs associated with these regulations will increase the costs to build new homes,

which will only further hamper the homebuilding industry. There is a proven relationship

between new and existing home markets: when one falters, so does the other.

These proposed regulations will promote sprawl by requiring more land to be used to

meet the same demand for commercial and industrial floorspace and residential units. That

means land will become more expensive and push the dream of homeownership further away

from the people who want it.

In tough economic times, I hope you will agree that the price tag for regulations such as these

need further examination.

Preserving our environment is vital for future generations of Virginians, as is keeping costs low

enough for those same Virginians to own a home.

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