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File #: AB2019-077    Version: 1
Type: Discussion Status: Discussed
File created: 1/14/2019 In control: Council Planning and Development Committee
On agenda: 2/26/2019 Final action: 2/26/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Discussion with Planning and Development Services about potential zoning code amendments relating to the density credit program; discussion to include which amendments should be docketed for further review
Indexes: Zoning
Attachments: 1. Memo to Council (Jan 14, 2019), 2. Attachment to Memo (Jan 14, 2019), 3. Presentation: Density Credit for Docketing (Jan 29, 2019)
Department Planning and Development Services Department

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Discussion with Planning and Development Services about potential zoning code amendments relating to the density credit program; discussion to include which amendments should be docketed for further review

 

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The County Council adopted a policy in the 2016 Comprehensive Plan update that included convening a work group to examine a variety of transfer of development right (TDR) and purchase of development right (PDR) issues.  In accordance with this policy, the County Executive appointed the Whatcom County TDR/PDR Multi-Stakeholder Work Group in February 2017. The Work Group’s Final Report was issued on October 3, 2018. The Work Group’s primary recommendation is to transition from a traditional TDR program to a density credit program.  Staff would like to discuss potential zoning code amendments relating to density credits, including which amendments should be docketed for further review.




Whatcom County, Washington
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