Will urban reserves impact agreements set out by Homeowners Associations (HOAs) or through Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs)?

CC&Rs and other types of HOA agreements are private contracts and are not enforced by the City or County. Urban reserves cannot change private neighborhood agreements. These private agreements can be more restrictive than zoning laws and may include details on things like accessory dwelling units and minimum lot sizes. The City enforces its zoning laws; it will not enforce CC&Rs even if a property owner applies for a permit to use property in a way that conflicts with their CC&Rs. If a neighborhood is eventually brought into the urban growth boundary, the zoning would change to allow for future urban uses.

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1. How do I know if my land is being considered for inclusion in urban reserves?
2. What will happen if my property is included in urban reserves?
3. Will I get City services, such as water and sewer, if my property is included in urban reserves?
4. If my property is in urban reserves, then brought into the UGB, will I be required to annex into the City?
5. Can I keep doing what I’m doing on this land if it is included in urban reserves?
6. How will the county regulate my land if it is included in the urban reserves?
7. Will urban reserves impact agreements set out by Homeowners Associations (HOAs) or through Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs)?
8. Do I have a choice about whether my property is included urban reserves?
9. If my septic system fails and I am within the UGB but outside of city limits, will I be required to annex?
10. What’s the likelihood that my property will come into the UGB if it’s in urban reserves?
11. If my property is zoned Exclusive Farm Use and is included in urban reserves, would I lose my farm tax deferral? What if my property was brought into the UGB?
12. What will the impact be on my tax rate if my property is brought into urban reserves?
13. How will the value of my land change if it is included in urban reserves, the UGB or the city limits?
14. How does urban reserves adoption work?
15. When will the public hearings happen?
16. How can I watch or attend meetings?
17. What do I do if I still have questions? How do I provide my input?
18. Return to Urban Reserves Web Page