SAVE THE DATE
The Dollars and Sense of Growth, July 9, 2019, 6:00- 8:00 PM, South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples, 34113
Through a partnership with Blue Zones, Collier County will host two important “Smart Growth” speakers with national prominence:
Joe Minicozzi, Urban3
Galina Tachieva, Duany Plater-Zyberk
These speakers will discuss principles of smart growth with specific reference to towns and villages in the Rural Fringe Mixed Use District (RFMUD) and the Rural Lands Stewardship Area (RLSA). The County will announce this event through various media. In addition, Mr. Minicozzi will present these principles to the Board of County Commissioners at its regular meeting on July 9th, and again in at least one additional community meeting on July 10th, time to be announced. Please check the County Calendar in late June for further details.
The White Paper
The Rural Fringe Mixed Use District White Paper was presented to the Board of County Commissioners January 23, 2018. The preliminary recommendations review and scenario testing is ongoing.
Public workshops were conducted from January through May 2016. For detailed information about the workshops see the Public Workshops page.
The Rural Fringe Mixed-Use District Plan
The Rural Fringe Mixed-Use District (RFMUD) is approximately 77,000 acres located east of Collier Boulevard. The original plan for this area was adopted in 2002. This plan is based on the principles of transfer of development rights. Areas designated as "sending" are areas of higher quality habitat to direct growth away from, and areas designated as "receiving" are areas where development is more suitable. The transfer of development rights (TDR) is the mechanism that sends development rights from the sending areas to the receiving areas. Land owners in the sending areas can voluntarily use the program to obtain and sell their TDR credits to developers in the receiving areas.
To date, over 2,020 TDR Credits have been used within nine different Receiving area projects. The TDR transactions map shows the movement of development rights from sending areas to receiving areas. For more information about the current program, visit the TDR/RFMUD page.