On the first day of the 2007 General Assembly, Delegate David Toscano (D-57th) filed a bill (


) that would aid in Albemarle County’s effort to implement a

Transfer of Development Rights

(TDR) program. TDR legislation was passed by the General Assembly in the 2006 session giving local government the ability to launch TDR programs.  However, the

TDR initiative advanced by Supervisor David Slutzky

(Rio District) would require adjustments in the state law.

According to Lee Catlin, Albemarle’s Community Relations Manager, at the end of their meeting Wednesday evening, the

Albemarle County Board of Supervisors

voted 6-0

passing a resolution of support

for the legislation, thus lending their support to the bill that had been submitted earlier in the day by Delegate Toscano.

Download Supervisors’ resolution

Catlin said that the resolution “supported a change [in state law] that would improve the definition of development rights and receiving areas that would make it easier if the County, were it to go in the direction of implementing a TDR program.”

Brian Wheeler


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