Shugars Farm

The Shugars Farm consists of 69 acres. The property is primarily open farm land with areas of forest growth. A Concept Development Plan reflects the property has potential to support up to 13 housing lots under the current AR-1 zoning. The gift of easement will curtain the development rights to a maximum of 2 divisions in total. Each potential parcel is severely restricted by the conservation easement donated to Old Dominion Land Conservancy.

Shugars Farm is an outstanding subject for land preservation and conservation. It has been in continuous agricultural use and is currently used for crops such as corn and soy bean production.

The property contains about one half mile of frontage on Milltown Road (Rt. 673), a State Scenic Byway.

Shugars Farm falls within the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area. The National Heritage Area “was designated through legislation passed on April 29, 2008, and signed by President Bush on May 8, 2008. The legislation, S. 2739, passed the House on April 29, 2008, by a vote of 291 to 117 and the Senate on April 10, 2008, by a vote of 91 to 4. The JTHG NHA recognizes the unparalleled cultural, historic and scenic resources within the entire JTHG corridor, encompassing all or part of 15 counties in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia.” (JTHG Corridor Management Plan, 2008, page 4). Lands officially designated as scenic by a local, state or federal agency, provided that in each case the designating agency supplies a specific description of the lands or area so designated or recommended meet the safe harbors for conservation purposes for the scenic preservation category per section A (7) (a) (4) of the Conservation Value Review Criteria of the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation.

 

About ODLC

Founded to protect land and water resources for their natural, scenic, recreational, historic, and agricultural values, the Old Dominion Land Conservancy (ODLC) also seeks to educate the public on why land conservancy is so very important and so easily overlooked.

ODLC accepts land donations, but also tailors conservation easements to meet the specific needs and conservation purposes of each landowner and ODLC. We have been hard at our task for the past 15 years.

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Contact ODLC

Old Dominion Land Conservancy, Inc.
  621 West Main Street, Purcellville, VA 20132

  Office: 540-338-0077
  Fax: 540-338-9676

  Mon - Fri - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  Henry Stribling, Executive Director

ODLC Mission

  Foster the importance of conservation

  Protect and preserve historic countryside

  Protect and preserve water resources

  Protect and preserve the Chesapeake Bay

  Create parks and trails

  Help preserve rural farmlands

  Control development through conservation