The End Of Loudoun County Purchase Of Development Rights Program?

Efforts to preserve undeveloped property in in Loudoun County are labeled 'feel-good waste.'
January 5, 2004, 12pm PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"A relatively small but intensely controversial program to prevent home building has emerged as an early focus of Loudoun County's new Board of Supervisors, which will hold its first meeting tomorrow. The effort... pays landowners not to build homes on their property. The former board blocked billions of dollars' worth of future home construction as part of a campaign to slow development in Loudoun, the nation's second-fastest-growing county. But a more modest land preservation effort -- the so-called Purchase of Development Rights program, which has paid out $8.9 million -- has fueled some of the new board's sharpest rhetoric."

Thanks to C. P. Zilliacus

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Published on Sunday, January 4, 2004 in The Washington Post
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