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The TDR program is intended to preserve the character and density of Agricultural (AG) zoned properties in the agricultural designation on the most recently adopted land use map.
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Development rights may be transferred from any parcel with an AG zoning designation which is also in the agriculture designation on the most recently adopted land use map in accordance with §267-53 of the Harford County Zoning Code.
All development rights, including family conveyances, are transferable except one development right for each existing dwelling unit. In no event shall less than one development right be retained with the parcel.
Development rights shall be transferred only by agreement, deed, easement or other written document that shall be recorded in the land records of Harford County. The document shall identify, by metes and bounds, illustrated by map, the exact area from which the development rights are being transferred. The Department of Planning and Zoning shall approve the document prior to recordation. This document limits future development of, or transfer of, additional development rights.
Parcels eligible to receive development rights must have been rezoned from Agricultural (AG) to Village Residential (VR) or Rural Residential (RR) by the County Council after 12/22/08 and must be located in a Rural Village or Rural Residential designation on the most recently adopted Land Use Map. The number of development rights that may be transferred to the receiving property may be equal to the permitted density of VR or RR densities at a 1:2 ratio. In order to utilize density and design standards of the VR or RR zoning designation, development rights must be transferred.