Farmland once approved for 23 homes will now be preserved

WOOLWICH TWP. — A farm that could have been replaced by 23 homes will now be preserved following approval by the county freeholder board to assist in purchasing the development rights easement for the site.

Woolwich Investors, LLC, which owns the 36-acre property, applied for preservation through the Woolwich Township Municipal Farmland Preservation Program.

That program will put up more than $145,000 of the total $725,693.30 cost of the easement purchase.

The county will initially provide more than $580,000 toward the purchase, but more than $435,000 of that will be reimbursed by the State Agriculture Development Committee, according to the freeholder resolution on …read more

Source: Gloucester

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