Agricultural Reserve Program Properties

The dataset provides information on all applications submitted to the City’s Agriculture Department for inclusion in the Agricultural Reserve Program (ARP). The Agricultural Lands Preservation Ordinance and the Virginia Beach Agricultural Reserve Program (ARP) were enacted by City Council on May 9, 1995. The program was designed and promoted by a coalition of farm, conservation, business, and civic interests to address common concerns for resource and growth management, as well as preservation of agri-business and a balanced tax base. The ARP is a voluntary program that provides landowners the opportunity to capitalize on the development potential of their farmland without having to sell it. The recorded perpetual deed of easement protects the land for future generations for certain agricultural uses while the landowner retains ownership of his or her property. The City compensates the landowner for their development rights with an installment purchase agreement that includes tax free interest payments. The 25-year payment plan allows the City to leverage its dollars over time.

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Source https://s3.amazonaws.com/vbgov-ckan-open-data/Agricultural_Reserve_Program_Properties.csv
Author Jesse Stephenson
Maintainer Jesse Stephenson
Last Updated November 7, 2019, 17:12 (UTC)
Created March 12, 2019, 14:13 (UTC)
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