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Land Preservation through Noncontiguous Parcel Clustering in New Jersey
Municipal Implementation Tool #023

Product No.: MIT023
Date Published: 5/2014

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Geographic Area Covered: New Jersey

Abstract: This brochure explains noncontiguous parcel clustering, which is a planning tool available for use by New Jersey municipalities interested in preserving land in a similar, but more simple manner than a transfer of development rights (TDR) program. The legal basis for use of noncontiguous parcel clustering, its advantages and disadvantages, and steps to implementation are discussed. Examples from other municipalities are cited and links to available resources are provided.

Key Words: Noncontiguous parcel clustering, planned development, land preservation, development density, transfer of development rights (TDR), cluster development, State Transfer of Development Rights Act, development transfer ordinance

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