Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Available in Osceola County & Indian River County, Florida

Lake X Mitigation Bank, a 5,499- acre mitigation bank that is located in Osceola County, Florida has 27,000 TDR’s available for developers who would like to INCREASE OR DECREASE the DENSITY.

CGW Mitigation Bank, a 150-acre mitigation bank that is located along the western shore of the Indian River Lagoon, north of Vero Beach in Indian River County, Florida has 84 TDR’s available for developers within Indian River County, Florida.

Call Victoria Colangelo at The Mitigation Banking Group, Inc. for more information

Phone: 407-808-2222
Email:Victoria@mitigationbankinginc.com

Osceola County, Florida

The Osceola County TDR Program provides rural property owners outside the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB), the opportunity to sell development rights associated with their land (“TDR Credits”) to other property owners desiring to increase or decrease development rights on applicable lands within the UGB of unincorporated Osceola County.

TDR RECEIVING AREAS (for density buy-down or buy-up)

TDR Receiving Area is an area of land within the UGB designated for urban development by the Comprehensive Plan’s Future Land Use Map series excluding lands designated as rural enclaves and with access to existing or planned public infrastructure and services shall hereafter be referred to as an eligible “TDR Receiving Area.”

TDR Receiving Areas not in the unincorporated urban infill/expansion area of Osceola County may also serve as additional receiving areas. They may be established within municipalities or adjacent counties through Interlocal agreements. Such agreements shall address TDR credit transfer and/or purchase procedures, including the required rate of transfer.

TDR Receiving Site. A TDR Receiving Site is defined as any parcel, parcels, or lots located within the TDR Receiving Area; whereby TDR credits are proposed to be transferred to, from a TDR Sending Site to increase or decrease the available residential density as calculated across the development parcels. Parcels on which no development entitlements exist may not establish such through the transfer of TDR Credits from a TDR Sending Site.

TDR Receiving Site may also include lands with a Rural Settlement zoning designation located outside the UGB with a Rural Settlement Future Land Use designation, as shown on the Comprehensive Plan’s Future Land Use Map.

Indian River County, Florida

TDR Regulations

TDR regulations were adopted to implement Indian River’s Comprehensive plan to preserve wetlands and other environmentally-sensitive areas. As a result of plan review in 1990, the TDR program was expanded to provide density bonus provisions designed to encourage the development in Indian River County, Florida.

TDR Availability

CGW Mitigation Bank, a 150-acre mitigation bank that is located along the western shore of the Indian River Lagoon, north of Vero Beach in Indian River County, Florida has 84 TDR’s available for developers within Indian River County, Florida.

Process

Sending and receiving sites are proposed as part of applications for Planned Developments. The County Zoning Code prohibits any residential project from exceeding the maximum density limits unless a density bonus is granted through the Planned Development process. Density bonuses are only allowed for the transfer of density from environmentally-sensitive lands.

To transfer density away from environmentally-sensitive areas, a developer proposes a Planned Development which includes both the sending site and an upland receiving site which is not environmentally-sensitive or zoned for agriculture. The density on the upland receiving site cannot be adjusted more than 20 percent of the maximum density allowed by the receiving site’s underlying comprehensive plan land use designation where the receiving site is not adjacent to the area from which the density is transferred. If the sending site and receiving sites are adjacent, the maximum density on the receiving site can be adjusted by 50 percent of the maximum density allowed by the underlying comprehensive plan land use designation.

Call Victoria Colangelo for more information

Phone: 407-808-2222