Transfer of Development Rights (TDR)
The Dane County Board of Supervisors voted overwhelmingly Feb. 4, 2010 to approve Ordinance Amendment 45, a county-wide TDR ordinance. It became effective on March 22, 2010.
This new ordinance is a voluntary program in which towns can elect to participate. The ordinance creates a framework to support town-initiated TDR programs. TDR allows willing landowners to trade potential development rights (a.k.a "splits") available under town density policies.