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Development Agreement

A development agreement is a legal agreement between a property owner and the municipality to ensure a site is developed in a particular manner.

Development agreements are typically required where the proposed development is small in scale and does not warrant a full site plan agreement.

Typically, although not exclusively, a development agreement is used to implement conditions of a severance approval or minor variance approval, where certain site improvements are required, including, but not limited to, parking, landscaping, fencing, drainage, tree preservation and similar site features that warrant an agreement on title to ensure the matter is addressed adequately.

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