A local government may use a portion of its growth allocation to change a designation from
Resource Conservation Area to either Limited Development Area or Intensely Developed Area or
to change a Limited Development Area to an Intensely Developed Area.
The following limitations apply to a local government’s use of growth allocation:
Each jurisdiction within the Critical Area implements its own local program. Through its
oversight role, the Critical Area Commission ensures that the proper amount of growth allocation
acreage is deducted from a jurisdiction’s reserve and that Habitat Protection Areas are properly
identified and protected. Locational decisions are the purview of the local jurisdiction.