Del. Hurst announces he is killing bill to limit student housing in Blacksburg

New River Valley News

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Del. Chris Hurst has announced he has chosen to kill the bill that would have limited student housing in Blacksburg.

In at statement to WFXR News, Hurst says:

“It became apparent to me and the Town that the public wants to weigh in on this issue more before we consider action. I am committed to addressing the housing problems in Blacksburg and Montgomery County and will continue to work with local officials to make it easier for residents to buy and rent in the New River Valley.”

Del. Chris Hurst (VA-12th)

The bill would have allowed the Town of Blacksburg to receive proffers, an offer that’s made before formal negotiations, from developers looking to build housing units and apartment complexes in the area.

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