Monday, August 3, 2015

Reeves Farmhouse Likely to Become an Upscale Home with Home Office



Hello,

Details of the Reevesland deal began to emerge at last Wednesday's Reeves Farmhouse Open House meeting, held in the County Board Room.

A large pipestem lot will be created and the present driveway will be widened to Manchester Street at the County's expense. The County will permit the future owner to add an addition to the farmhouse. The structure will be zoned R-6. The zoning will allow for a realtor's, consultant's, or other professional home office with 2 1/2 outdoor parking spaces.

The present garage will be torn down and other improvements made to to the site at County's expense before the sale, using the $410,000 left over from the funds that were supposed to be used for fixing up the farmhouse.

Other of the left-over $410,000 funds will be used to make the milk cooling shed into a historic exhibit and for future "community amenities" like playground equipment.

The Reevesland site improvement proposals will go to the Historic and Landmarks Review Board's Design Review Committee for evaluation on August 5th and to the full HALRB for a public hearing on August 19th.

Planning Commission and County Board will vote on the pre-sale site improvements in September.

Cindy

23 Comments:

At 03 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only thing left on the site that will be 'historic' will be the milk cooling shed.

 
At 03 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know which lucky Democrat will own the farmhouse?

 
At 03 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait, wait, don't tell me. There will be a $785,000 on the County Board's consent agenda in 2016 for a 'Reeves Farm Milkhouse Historic Interpretative Center', $1,165,000 for an ADA compliant playground on the County Board's consent agenda in 2017, and $340,000 on the County Board's consent agenda in 2018 for a bikeshare station.

 
At 04 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Supposed to be a follow-up Reevesland article in the Post on Thursday.

 
At 04 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The deal to sell the Reeves farmhouse must have been in the works for years given how many tens of millions Parks and Rec spent on sports and recreation infrastructure over the past decade. Farmhouse could have been renovated cheaply during the past recession.

 
At 04 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County Board is giving the future buyer 'bonus density'? LOL.

 
At 05 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Audrey Clement and Mike McMenamin for County Board.

 
At 05 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew there had to be a deal to sell the farmhouse when million dollar dog spas and softball fields were funded via the CB consent agenda and every time the Reeves Farm was brought up by someone at a CB meeting he or she was ignored.

 
At 05 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wash Post follow-up article will be in the Local Living Section on Thursday.

 
At 05 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're all wondering which Democrat was promised the farmhouse.

 
At 05 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many more of these Zimmerman-era Deals for Democrats are still in the pipeline?

 
At 05 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

First thing the new independent internal auditor should audit is Parks and Recreation. How do Parks and Rec employees get to have $1 million in 'descretionary spending' from bond funds?

 
At 06 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to today's Post, a coalition of local non-profits headed by the Arlington Historical Society is attempting to purchase the farmhouse.

 
At 06 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So why was so much time and effort spent marketing the farmhouse as a single family home?

 
At 06 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because Arlington's VIP 'community leaders' are misers?

 
At 06 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When push comes to shove, will the non-profits be able to pay to buy the farmhouse?

 
At 06 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

And how much longer will the farmhouse saga drag on?

 
At 06 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bonfire!

 
At 07 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not surprised that the farmhouse is up for sale as a private home. All Arlington's VIPs are interested in is how many gimmes they can squeeze out of County Government and how little they can get away with contributing.

 
At 08 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You get what you vote for with one-party government.

 
At 10 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sick and tired of one-party government and will (again) vote Independent in November.

 
At 21 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

HALRB put the County's plans 'on hold'. More charades? We'll see by January.

 
At 23 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what we get from a bunch of misers who control the for-profits and non-profits.

 

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