Pierce County: Newly created Transfer of Development Rights Committee seeks members

Applications are being accepted to fill five positions on the newly created Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Committee. Members of the Committee will assist in oversight of the Transfer and Purchase of Development Rights Program in conjunction with the TDR Administrator.

Issues to be addressed by the TDR Committee include, but are not limited to:

— Determining density credits required in Comprehensive Plan amendments when a variance is requested;

— Operational oversight of the Development Rights Bank;

— Developing techniques to determine whether the policy goals of the TDR/PDR program are being achieved;

The five open positions shall serve without compensation. Members shall be appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by resolution by a majority of the County Council. The five appointed members shall include one representative from each of the following in accordance with Pierce County Code 2.101.030: building industry, local land trust, real estate profession, real estate appraiser and the general public.

Applications may be obtained at the Executive’s Office at 930 Tacoma Ave. S., Room 737 (253-798-7477) or from the Department of Planning and Land Services, 2401 S. 35th Street (253-798-2785). Applications should be returned to the Pierce County Executive’s Office, 930 Tacoma Ave. S., Room 737, Tacoma, WA 98402 no later than 4:30 p.m. on April 17.

The Committee will convene as needed. All meetings will be advertised at least two weeks in advance. Attempts will be made to hold the meetings in the affected communities; otherwise, meetings will be held at the Public Services Building (Annex), 2401 S. 35th Street, Tacoma.