Hearing scheduled on sale of 32 acres

The 32 acres the county wants to sell are accessible from Flint Place, a dead-end street in the Reedy Creek subdivision in Ferncliff.

The Louisa County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on June 7 about the possible sale of 32 acres of land behind the Reedy Creek residential neighborhood in Ferncliff.

People have approached county officials with an interest in buying the property, explained Supervisor Fitzgerald Barnes (Patrick Henry District). The board is required by law to hold a public hearing before it can sell the land.

Reedy Creek’s developer donated the land to the county when the Louisa County School Board was considering possible sites for a new elementary school, Barnes said. The schools later decided to build Moss-Nuckols Elementary School on a much larger site nearby.

The property is one of a handful of sites owned by county government and Louisa County Public Schools, with no plans at this time to develop them.

They include a 67-acre parcel at the end of Shortmans Road that the county bought from Charles Purcell in 2012. The county also owns about seven acres off of Courthouse Road (Route 208) near Interstate 64 and two acres on Pendleton Road (Route 522).

The schools have retained a 37-acre property on New Line Road near the corner of Cross County Road (Route 522).

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