Inclusion in urban reserves will not trigger any change in the use of a property, meaning current uses can continue. Based on state rules, some land-use policies have been developed to ensure that land in urban reserves will remain rural while also being prioritized for future urban growth. For example, under the proposed policies, single-family dwellings will still be allowed on legal lots if the County’s regulations would have allowed them prior to inclusion in urban reserves, but requests for zone changes allowing more intensive uses on exception areas and non-resource land (e.g., land with residential or industrial land use designations) will not be allowed until the land is brought into the UGB. Similarly, property owners cannot request farm or forest land to be changed to a non-resource designation (like residential or industrial) until after it is included in the UGB. Requests for zone changes or re-designation are very complex, include a lengthy application and review process, and approval is not guaranteed. The proposed policies can be reviewed in the plan amendments which are part of the adoption materials posted on the Urban Reserves web page.