What is a Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Program?

Under a PDR Program, a landowner voluntarily sells his or her rights to develop a parcel of land to a public agency or a charitable organization, such as a land trust. Unlike a TDR program where rights are transferred (see above), a PDR program is intended to reduce the overall amount of development by “extinguishing” development rights. Land trusts in Teton County have been very active in securing conservation easements with private land owners through purchase of development rights.

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1. How will the Town and County implement the Comprehensive Plan?
2. What other implementation strategies might the plan address?
3. What are Land Development Regulations (LDRs)?
4. What is a development right?
5. What is a Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Program?
6. What is a Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Program?
7. What is deed restricted workforce/affordable housing?
8. What is “town-level density”?