More than four years after the Oconee County Board of Commissioners voted to move forward on a Transfer of Development Rights program, the county has finally advertized for and received applications from consultants who have said they would like to work with the county on the project.
Wayne Provost, director of Strategic and Long-Range Planning for the county, told the Citizens Advisory Committee on Land Use and Transportation Planning Tuesday night that the county had received responses from Rick Pruetz of Hermosa Beach, Calif., and Ross and Associates of Atlanta.
The two consultants were responding to a Request for Qualifications that the county issued last month. Provost said the two seemed to meet the basic qualifications for submitting a proposal, should the Board of Commissioners decide to go forward with the project.
Provost provided a less-than-enthusiastic endorsement of going forward, saying he did not think anyone had “figured out” how to make a TDR program work in Georgia.
According to the web site of Milton in North Fulton County, that city has an active TDR program that was passed on June 18, 2012.
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