Posted by Joe on May 24, 2006 at 18:56:21:
Can you tell us where this is located? I’d be curious to see if the area isn’t actually zoned.
And as far as this … “we can put one hundred homes on the farm and we dont have to do any road or other improvments” … I think that’s thinking a bit too quickly. A hundred homes is a lot of homes. Even if the road improvements are not regulated by law, it presents logistical access issues. As well, unless they are entirely off the grid, you should consider whatever power or water issues that might come up (regulated by law or not). Wells and septic systems might be plausible, but are these all going to be solar powered? What about gas for heating?
Can you talk to someone with experience in larger developments that can give you some advice?