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SG-W:/ looking for land



I am looking for some land, 15-40 acres outside Ann Arbor( no more than an hour away) and with water:must have river or small lake that is accessible (not so much wetlands or floodplain that it's impossible to get to the water)Ideally land that is partly wooded and not all farmland. The only building I would put up would be a small cabin. I would work with the Potawatomi Land Trust to make sure the land is kept as a nature sanctuary.
Please let me know if you know of any such land.
Phyllis Ponvert
----- Original Message -----
From: Kahan, Jeffrey
To: 'Kristen A. Gibbs' ; Smart Growth Washtenaw
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2001 11:52 AM
Subject: RE: SG-W:/ Preserving Land

Kristen,

Barry Lonik, Executive Director of the Washtenaw-Potowatomi Land Conservancy
would be able to answer your questions.  He can be reached at:  (734)
426-3669.

Jeff

-----Original Message-----
From: Kristen A. Gibbs [mailto:kgibbs@umich.edu]
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2001 11:18 AM
To: Smart Growth Washtenaw
Subject: SG-W:/ Preserving Land


Hi all,
I have a friend with a good bit of property outside Ann Arbor that is
currently farmland. They are looking to preserve it as open space and are
thinking about putting it in a land trust or selling the development
rights to the State of Michigan. The property is larger than the minimum
40 acres the State requires and is good quality farmland. I have heard of
land trusts and development rights as ideas batted around a lot but have
only a vague idea on how they work, so there are a whole slew of
questions:

Has anyone on this list sold their development rights to the state? How
does that work? Do you retain ownership of the land? Is an easement
created that makes it unbuildable, or is there some sort of wording in
the deed? Can that deed wording go away after a certain number of owners?
Can the state develop the land, then? What about a land trust? How does
that work, with ownership, development, etc?

Any guidance, references, or sources you have would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

-kg





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