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Transfer of Development Rights: How It Can Work in RI

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~3 AICP credits offered~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) is a powerful tool to implement community goals for economic development, the preservation of community character and the protection of natural resources for future generations. There are over 200 successful programs nationwide. This workshop described why TDR hasn't been successful in RI in the past and how current market trends and fiscal analyses now support the implementation of TDR. Different options for moving forward with TDR in RI were presented along with the key factors and ordinance language that are necessary to support a successful program. The information is from the recently completed Rhode Island Transfer of Development Rights Guidance Manual developed by the RI Department of Environmental Management.

Target Audiences: Planners, local officials, developers, state agency personnel, and other interested parties.

Speakers: Nate Kelly, Horsley Witten Group; Scott Millar, RIDEM.

Presentations & Materials


Speaker Biographies

Introduction to TDR (presentation)

How to Implement TDR in RI (presentation)

Group Exercise

Key Elements for a Successful TDR Program

TDR Manual

Questions? Please contact Jennifer West at jennifer@nbnerr.org or 401-222-4700, x 7413.

This workshop was cosponsored by the Narragansett Bay Research Reserve, RI DEM, and the RI Statewide Planning Program and was free of charge.


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