Comprehensive Land Use Plan
Serenbe Recognized for Commitment to Nature
Chattahoochee Hills balances population of City Council Districts
Support the Conservancy
It takes “green” to keep it “green.” In other words, conservation costs money. The Conservancy depends on contributions from individuals and corporations and grants from foundations. If you would like to help the Conservancy preserve green space in CHC, please mail your check payable to CHC Conservancy to 6505-A Rico Road, Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268. We will send you a letter acknowledging your thoughtful gift.
Conservation Easements are one key to preserving green space. A landowner can elect to separate the right to build houses on property by creating a conservation easement. The Conservation Easement is tailored to the land and the owner’s wishes, and it becomes a permanent part of the deed for that property. It is a “promise” that houses, offices and factories will never, ever be built on the specified property.
A land owner can donate a Conservation Easement to the Conservancy. The land owner is then entitled to use the value of that Conservation Easement as a charitable deduction on their Federal and Georgia Income Tax Returns. In addition, because the land cannot be developed, the appraised value and property taxes are reduced.
A land owner can also sell the Conservation Easement via a Transfer of Development Rights (TDR’s). The sale can be directly between the landowner from the “giving area” to a land owner in a “receiving area.” Or the Conservancy can act as a TDR Bank and buy TDR’s now for future sale. The landowner in the receiving area, typically a developer, can be entitled to build more houses per acre than the Zoning would otherwise allow.
CHC Conservancy, Inc.
6505A Rico Road
Palmetto, GA 30268