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“There is no single greater threat to our way of life in New Jersey than the unrestrained, uncontrolled development that has jeopardized our water supplies, made our schools more crowded, our roads congested, and our open space disappear…” Governor James McGreevey, January 14, 2003.
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“There is no single greater threat to our way of life in New Jersey than the unrestrained, uncontrolled development that has jeopardized our water supplies, made our schools more crowded, our roads congested, and our open space disappear…”
Governor James McGreevey, January 14, 2003
Burlington County Transfer of Development Rights Demonstration Act
NJSA 40:55D-113, et. seq.
…the conveyance of development potential…from one or more lots to one or more other lots by deed, easement, or other means as authorized by ordinance.
Development rights are transferred between sending and receiving zones….
A sending zone is an area designated in a master plan and zoning ordinance where development is prohibited or restricted
A receiving zone is an area designated in a master plan and zoning ordinance where development is increased
May be intra-municipal or inter-municipal
Ordinance adoption requires study of:
Methods for transfers
Ordinance adoption requires completion of:
Master Plan Amendment
Land Use Regulations
County Planning Board Review
County Agriculture Development Board Review
NJ State Planning Commission
NJ Department of Community Affairs
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
NJ Department of Treasury & Corrections
Burlington County Planning Board
Burlington County Agriculture Development Board
Chesterfield Township School District
Farmland Preserved ~5,000 acres
~36% of the total land area
1997 - Master Plan Identified Sending and Receiving Areas
1998 - Land Development Ordinance Created Zoning Incentive
1999 – Wastewater Management Plan
2000 - Designation of Receiving Area as a Center
2002 - Master Plan Created Village Design Plan
Recent Large-Lot Development
Existing Single-Lot Patterns
Old York Road
Crosswicks Creek Tributary