Attachment “A”

Vital Statistics for First Three Rounds of ACE Program

 

First year applicant pool (purchased in Summer, 2002):

·         11 initial applicants

·         acquired easements on 4 properties…..

·         2/4 properties have “tourism” value

·         protected 1,045 acres

·         eliminated 102 development lots

·         protected 502 acres of “prime” farmland

·         protected 4,050 feet along a scenic highway/entrance corridor

·         1/4 lie in the watershed of a drinking supply reservoir

·         4/4 are working family farms

·         cost: $1,136,000 (an additional $250,000 was provided by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation)

 

Second year applicant pool (purchased in Summer, 2003):

·         8 initial applicants

·         acquired easements on 5 properties…..

·         2/5 properties have “tourism” value

·         protected 1,157 acres

·         eliminated 39 development lots

·         protected 284 acres of “prime” farmland

·         protected 93 acres of mountaintop

·         protected 1,118 feet along a scenic highway/entrance corridor

·         3/5 lie in the watershed of a drinking supply reservoir

·         2/5 are working family farms

·         cost: $693,700

 

Third year applicant pool (purchased in Spring/Summer, 2004):

·         8 applicants

·         acquired easements on 4 properties; hope to acquire 2 more easements by year end

·         5/6 properties have “tourism” value

·         protect 1,522 acres

·         eliminate 88 development lots

·         protect 86 acres of “prime” farmland

·         protect 179 acres of mountaintop

·         1/6 lie in the watershed of a drinking supply reservoir

·         4/6 are working family farms

·         cost:  $1,180,360 (received a $22,500 contribution from PEC)

 

Profile of ACE applicant:

·         67% are working family farms (10/15)

·         33% are retirement age (5/15)

·         60% of properties have “tourism” value (9/15)

·         33% lie in the watershed of a drinking supply reservoir (5/15)

·         60% have a “no further subdivision” clause (9/15)

·         248 acres (average size of applicant property)

 

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