Most of my work is on the environmental/conservation side of the planning world. Can anyone tell me if approved, platted, undeveloped subdivisions expire? I'm curious how communities deal with approved, platted subdivisions that are 10, 20, 30 or more years old but have not yet been developed. Do communities place a time limit on how long the approval is valid?
If there is not a deadline by which development must occur, how does a community plan for the future given the possibility that these platted undeveloped subdivisions, approved so many years ago may one day unexpectedly rear their head, so to speak?