24 Nov, 2008
County Council Postpones Land-preservation Legislation
A proposal to preserve open space and rural farmland in Prince George’s County was killed yesterday after council members raised concerns about the impact the program might have on the county’s more-populated areas.
The bill would require developers to purchase a certain number of transferable development rights (TDR) credits, which help preserve land in rural parts of the county, in exchange for the right to build projects of higher density.
An editorial in The Washington Post supports the bill.