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    Transferable development rights and historic districts

    Does anyone out there have ideas how TDR might be used to revitalize historic districts?

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    Cyburbian mike gurnee's avatar
    Feb 1998
    Greensburg, Kansas

    transferable development rights (TDR)

    Historic preservation was the focus that started the TDR concept rolling. Many landmarks were (in zoning terms) undersized for their location, and market pressure often suggested demolition and replacement with more dense development. TDR allows the owner to profit by selling or using the "extra" development rights to another receiving area, preserving the landmark. Try to find a copy of "Space Adrift" by John J. Costonis (University of Illinois Press, 1974), published for the National Trust for Historic Preservation for the seminal work on TDR.

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