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400-home, farm-centric development moves forward in Hanover

Posted at 9:26 AM, Mar 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 09:26:54-04

HANOVER, Va. — A residential concept that blends organic farming with suburban living will become a reality in Hanover County.

County supervisors have approved Cornerstone Homes’ proposal for Chickahominy Falls, a 400-home development on about 150 acres along Holly Hill Road just south of Cedar Lane.

The unanimous vote introduces the concept locally of a residential development with a community farming component. Cornerstone Homes’ Roger Glover has said the project would be the first of its kind in the metro Richmond area.

The approved project increases the number of age-restricted residential units from 200 to 300. Those homes would be targeted to the 55-and-up homebuyer demographic, while the remainder would be marketed to Millennials who like the idea of community-based farming.

The community will be anchored by a staffed, working farm that residents could support – a concept called “community-supported agriculture.” Glover is working with Matthew “Quint” Redmond of Colorado-based Agriburbia, which integrates farming into new and existing developments.

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