Regional Transfer of Development Rights, Ordinance No. 124285

Jurisdiction Name: Seattle
State/Province: WA
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality/County
Population: 634,535
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: ordinance
Year: 2013
GFC Topic: community food production
Keywords: TDR, agricultural land, agriculture, farmland, farmland protection, interlocal agreement, landscape conservation and local infrastructure conservation program, program, region, regional, rural, rural agriculture, transfer of development rights, urban, zoning
Adopting Government Department(s):

Seattle City Council, Metropolitan King County Council

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Seattle Planning and Development, Central Budget Office, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Department of Transportation
Support Entity(s):


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Policy Outcome(s):

An agreement between the City of Seattle and King County authorized incorporated areas to receive development rights transferred from rural and resource unincorporated areas; the agreement will protect up to 25,000 acres of farm and forest land by transferring development rights into the City of Seattle; program steers development growth away from rural and resource lands into King County

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