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WEST PALM BEACH CRA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

The position of Executive Director of the CRA will be eliminated from the City’s contract with RMA and developed into a full-time position with the City.

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CITY ADMINISTRATOR ANNOUNCEMENT

Mayor James thanks City Administrator Green for his years of service to our city

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Transfer of Development Rights
The Urban Design Section manages the Transfer of Development Rights program within the City of West Palm Beach. Transfer of Development Rights (TDRs) are an important incentive program of the Downtown Master Plan (DMP) and development regulations. This incentive program aims to promote public benefits such as historic preservation, the creation of urban open spaces, the construction of Class A office uses, and the development of workforce housing and hotels by providing for additional development capacity through additional height and FAR for development projects.

The TDR program allows developers to acquire rights that can be used to increase development potential at a more suitable location. Developers can acquire unused development rights from certain properties called sending sites. Such sending sites include historically designated properties, historic landmark properties, and urban open space. They have the option to use these development rights in designated receiving sites within the DMP area to increase their development potential. These receiving sites use these TDRs to gain additional height or FAR. Receiving sites are in specific districts that are appropriate for additional development capacity. The overall intention of this program is to distribute incentives thoughout the city with no net increase in commercial development.

Applications for Transfer of Development Rights must be considered before a public hearing at the Downtown Action Committee. You can find the application for TDRs under Applications & Resources.
 
More information about TDRs can be found in the Zoning and Land Development Regulations, Sec. 94-132. - Transfer of Development Rights Program.