Leapfrog Development Law and Legal Definition

Leapfrog development is defined as the development of lands in a manner requiring the extension of public facilities. The development is made from their existing terminal point through intervening undeveloped areas that are scheduled for development at a later time.

Leapfrog development is also referred as urban sprawl as the development of lands in a manner requiring the extension of public facilities. In addition the services are extended on the periphery of an existing urbanized area where such extension is not provided for in the existing plans of the local governing body.[ Foster v. Anable, 199 Ariz. 489 (Ariz. Ct. App. 2001)].