transferable development rights


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transferable development rights (TDR)

A zoning and land planning tool often used to preserve undeveloped or culturally significant areas. Typically, the local government will identify an area it wants to retain in a natural state, such as farmland, called the sending area. Government will also identify an area in need of development, usually through rehabilitation, called the receiving area. To meet those two goals—preservation one place,development in another—government will buy development rights from the farmers, for example. The farmers will agree to restrict their land so it cannot be developed. In return, they will receive something in the nature of credits that allow zoning variances in the receiving area.The farmer may sell those credits to a developer who wishes to build or renovate something in the receiving area.The farmer gets cash, the developer gets its variance,some land is preserved,and other land is rehabilitated,all with a minimum of bureaucratic involvement along each step of the way.

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The city's zoning code currently allow owners of buildings that are underbuilt to transfer their unused development capacity (known as transferable development rights, or TDRs) to nearby lots.
Conrad, "Economic Issues in Programs of Transferable Development Rights," Land Economics, 51:4, 1975, 331-340.
A better definition of a TDR could be: Transferable development rights are property use rights that can be severed from one parcel (sending parcel) in a program designated sending area and transferred to another property (receiving property) in a designated receiving area to gain greater development intensity on the receiving property.
It includes transferable development rights whereby farmers can sell away the right to develop their land, the right being transferred to a site within the urban limits.
chit funds; Nidhi company; trading in Transferable Development Rights (TDRs); Real Estate Business of Construction of Farm Houses; Manufacturing of Cigars, cheroots, Cigarillos and cigarettes; of tobacco or of tobacco substitutes; activities/sectors not open to private sector investment e.
A 20+-story hotel with two elevators with 124 rooms will rise on the site," said Ortiz who added that there is the potential to increase the project size by acquiring transferable development rights from adjacent properties.
Washington Mutual is contributing to low-income housing, childcare and cultural initiatives via the City of Seattle's Housing Bonus and Transferable Development Rights (TDR) programs.
The Port Authority Board of Commissioners today approved a resolution to allow for the sale of transferable development rights above two Port Authority-owned lots on Dyer Avenue to Extell Acquisitions LLC to accommodate a planned residential real estate development in the heart of the Hudson Yards Development District and to create additional open space for the community.
The value of air rights are based on whether they are used to develop the existing property or whether they are transferred to another property--called transferable development rights, or TDRs.
W Financial Mortgage Fund has closed a $10 million bridge loan collateralized by various assets which include a first mortgage on a West Chelsea Gallery building on West 21st Street, a first mortgage on 4,000 s/f of land under the highline on West 29th Street, a pledge of ownership interests in a ground-up condominium development on Tenth Avenue, and 37,110 s/f of Highline transferable development rights currently in hard contract to a major national developer.
W Financial Mortgage Fund has closed a $10,000,000 bridge loan collateralized by various assets which include a first mortgage on a West Chelsea Gallery building on West 21st Street, a first mortgage on 4,000 s/f of land under the highline on West 29th Street, a pledge of ownership interests in a ground-up condominium development on Tenth Avenue, and 37,110 s/f of Highline transferable development rights currently in hard contract to a major national developer.