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Regional Transfer of Development Rights

 

The Regional Transfer of Development Rights Alliance is a partnership of King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County, Kitsap County Forterra (formerly the Cascade Land Conservancy), the Washington State Department of Commerce and the Puget Sound Regional Council. 

The Alliance works to encourage cities to participate in the conservation of farm, forestry and open space land through TDR in the four central Puget Sound counties (King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap).   

The Department of Commerce is an active partner providing direct technical assistance to counties and cities in the four-county central Puget Sound region.  The resources provided here are a resource for any county or city interested in TDR throughout the state.

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 Final Report dated June 2013 to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Regional Transfer of Development Rights in Puget Sound: A Regional Alliance of Puget Sound Counties, Cities, the Puget Sound Regional Council, Forterra, and the Washington State Department of Commerce

 

 

 

 

King County and City of Seattle receive "Lifetime of GMA Achievement Award"  on October 13, 2015 at the 25th Annniversary of the GMA Event for the 2013 Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Agreement.  The project is one of the best examples of successful planning in the 25 years since the passage of the state Growth Management Act. "TDR is a unique and truly excellent tool," said Commerce Director Brian Bonlender.

 

A Resource Guide to Designing Transfer of Development Rights Programs In Washington State

TDR Performance Measures Report

Citizen's Guide to TDR in Your Neighborhood

Transfer of Development Rights Incentives That Jurisdictions Can Provide for Developers

Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) in Washington State: Overview, Benefits, and Challenges

 

Interlocal Terms and Conditions Rule 

City Resolution Adopting Interlocal Terms and Conditions Rule Template

County Resolution Adopting Interlocal Terms and Conditions Rule Template

   

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