Tag Archive | "open space"

County buys Abersham; see new park at nature fest Sun.


A finch paused on a branch at the Abersham site one recent afternoon. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

A finch paused on a branch at the Abersham site one recent afternoon. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

By DAVID BORAKS
DavidsonNews.net

A complicated $3.7 million deal for the 243-acre former Abersham development was completed two weeks ago, allowing Mecklenburg County to take over the site for open space and a future public park.

The Davidson Lands Conservancy and other nature lovers and supporters of open space preservation are wasting no time to begin celebrating the deal. They’ll offer a “sneak peek” of the future park on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2-4 p.m., when the conservancy hosts its annual meeting and a nature festival at the site, off Grey and Shearer roads in northeast Davidson. Read the full story

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Posted in calendar, Environment, Planning and development, Real estate marketComments Off

County commission votes to buy Abersham site


abersham

The unbuilt Abersham development in Davidson may be sold to the county for open space and a future park. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

By DAVID BORAKS
DavidsonNews.net

Mecklenburg County Commissioners on Tuesday authorized county officials to move forward with a deal to buy the former Abersham development in northeast Davidson, for $3.733 million. The complex deal involves the Trust for Public Land, which has contacts to buy the 243-acre site from Community One Bank and Fifth Third Bank, which own the land after foreclosing on the failed project. Read the full story

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Posted in Environment, Planning and development, Real estate marketComments Off

County commission to consider Abersham deal Tues.


shearer corridor

"Shearer Road Rural Corridor" map, including Abersham, the Allison Farm and Fisher Farm. Click for a full PDF (Town of Davidson)

By DAVID BORAKS
DavidsonNews.net

Mecklenburg County commissioners will hold a closed session Tuesday night to consider the county’s proposed purchase of the 243-acre former Abersham development, off Shearer and Grey roads in Davidson. If the county goes through with the deal, it would create a more than 500-acre block of protected open space in Davidson’s northeast corner.

DavidsonNews.net reported two weeks ago that Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation officials were in negotiations to buy the property. It’s a complex deal that would involve the town of Davidson, the Trust for Public Land, and two banks that own pieces of the former Abersham project, which they acquired via foreclosures. Read the full story

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Posted in Environment, Planning and development, Real estate marketComments Off

Mecklenburg County emerges as buyer for Abersham


Updated Wed., July 20, 8:50 a.m.
By DAVID BORAKS
DavidsonNews.net

A subcommittee of the Mecklenburg County Planning Commission on Tuesday night recommended that the county buy the failed 242-acre Abersham site off Grey and Shearer roads northeast of Davidson. County officials say the Mecklenburg County Commission could consider approving the purchase at its Aug. 2 meeting. Read the full story

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Posted in Environment, Planning and development, Real estate marketComments (1)

Trust for Public Land eyes deal for Abersham property


Shearer corridor map

Town map shows various parcels of open space in the "Shearer Corridor." Click to download the full map as a PDF.

By DAVID BORAKS
DavidsonNews.net

The Trust for Public Land has a tentative agreement to buy the failed 242-acre Abersham development off Grey and Shearer roads in Davidson in a deal that eventually could allow the Town of Davidson and Mecklenburg County to expand publicly-managed open space in the county’s northeast corner.
Read the full story

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Posted in home building, Industry news, Planning and developmentComments (3)

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