Tag: Transfer of Development Rights (TDR)

HISTORIC GROWTH MANAGEMENT PARTNERSHIP APPROVED BY SEATTLE AND KING COUNTY

September 17th, 2013

On Monday, September 16, the Seattle City Council and King County Council gave final approval to an agreement that will protect up to 25,000 acres of farm and forest land by transferring development rights into the City of Seattle. The City, in turn, will receive an estimated $17 million to construct infrastructure for the new […]

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PIKE PLACE MARKET, CITY AND KING COUNTY PARTNER TO PRESERVE FARMS

August 22nd, 2013

The Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA), the City of Seattle, and King County have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to identify strategies to preserve farmland and increase food production in King County. Phase I will begin immediately, and will analyze options and make recommendations on how to preserve and restore farmland […]

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CITIES TO PROTECT RURAL LAND UNDER TDR PROGRAM

April 10th, 2012

The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) has approved a resolution that will engage cities in a Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) program to protect rural lands in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.  Under this program, counties would buy the right to develop from landowners, thus ensuring that those lands will remain as farmland or other […]

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PLANNING, LAND USE, AND SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE

January 5th, 2012

On January 9 the Council will adopt its new Committee structure for 2012-2013.  I will likely Chair a Committee we have named Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability (PLUS).  Once approved, this committee will work on legislation relating to land use and urban planning, as well as oversee the Office of Sustainability and Environment and the […]

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