Land Resources Associates

Limited Development

Mill Road, Ipswich

Purchase of an 84-acre gentleman's farm for a limited development. Property has an historic main residence dating back to the 1700s, as well as a horse barn and stable, kennel etc. With over a 1/2 mile of river frontage on the Ipswich River and close to a 1/2 mile of stone walled road frontage this scenic property faced significant pressure for a large "maximum" (32-lot) development prior to its purchase. The site is restricted in perpetuity and permitted for only 6 lots.

Harris Lane, Harvard

Harris Lane is a six lot private subdivision. Initially a 61.5 acre parcel, the parcel is now comprised of six lots ranging from two to ten acres and 30 acres of conservation land, including a walking trail and parking area providing public access to this scenic property. The completely wooded conservation land was gifted to The Bolton Conservation Trust and The Harvard Conservation Trust. The parcel provides important connections with other abutting properties creating links across state, federal and local conservation land. Through research and knowledge of the community as well as targeted marketing, the sale of the parcels were the highest priced subdivision lots in the town.

Millbrook Farms, Middleton

Originally a 114 acre parcel of land, Millbrook Farms is now a private four-lot subdivision with 83 acres of conservation land. The property could have easily supported 30 house lots, however, a limited development plan of 4 lots, ranging in size from 3 to 10 acres was chosen. The lot prices for the completed project were the highest on record for the town of Middleton. The property is contiguous with other large conservation lands in Middleton and Boxford, thus creating a vast greenway of over 500 acres and ensuring the protection of an important wildlife corridor. Collaboration and funding came from numerous groups including the Town of Middleton, Essex County Greenbelt and the New England Forestry Foundation.

Dearborn Farms, Wenham

Dearborn Farm is a unique offering of five lots on a truly unparalleled property in Wenham, Massachusetts. The original estate was purchased by the Dearborn family in 1940, and has been in the same hands ever since. Great care has been taken over the years to manage and preserve the diverse landscape of fields, mature woodlands and farm buildings.

And now, through Land Resources Associates, 25 acres of this estate has been converted into one of the few developments permitted in the town of Wenham.

Deer Run Lane, Essex

Deer Run Lane, situated on nearly 100 wooded acres is a five lot limited development in Essex, Massachusetts. Two of the lots remained with the seller's family while the other three lots were developed by Land Resources Associates and no further subdivision will be allowed.

Located on Belcher Street the Deer Run Lane community is just minutes away from some of the best recreational facilities on the North Shore including the Essex Country Club, Myopia Hunt Club as well as several beaches and boat moorings. In addition, the merger of the Manchester and Essex school systems provides one of the best public school systems in the area

Each of the carefully designed lots offers the utmost in privacy as well as unique features that set each lot apart. One lot has a beautiful fieldstone wall crisscrossing through the property, while another abuts a large pond. The community also includes a skating pond for the exclusive use of its residents. Extensive sightings of deer, fox and other wildlife are common on the property.

In addition to limiting future development, Land Resources Associates put in place a series of restrictions relating to such issues as house size and construction materials, the construction of outbuildings and landscaping restrictions to preserve the many beautiful trees on the property. These carefully crafted restrictions have been put in place to ensure that Deer Run Lane remains a tasteful community in a quiet setting for future generations.

Pine Ridge, West Newbury

Pine Ridge is a picturesque five-lot property set on 15 rural acres off Indian Hill Street in West Newbury, Massachusetts which is currently being developed by Land Resources Associates. Well known for their projects on the North Shore, Land Resources has kept intact many of the land's original features through careful planning and design.

Located only minutes from Route 95 for an easy commute, this exclusive enclave is enclosed by old fieldstone walls. The lots are of varying sizes and have distinctive features that offer something for every discerning buyer. Land Resources has taken great care to limit the property to just five single-family homes and further restrictions have been crafted to ensure that the homes, landscaping and future use of the property will retain a rural, quiet neighborhood atmosphere for generations to come.

Among the features of the property are the abundance of flora and fauna. There are frequent sightings of deer, turkey and fox as well as a grove of mature beech trees, a stand of stately red pines and a century old copse of rhododendrons. For equestrians there is a riding trail along the rear of the property. Pine Ridge was permitted for 5 conservation lots preserving the aforementioned natural features.

Dennison Avenue, Gloucester

Appraisal and land planning analysis of a 22-acre parcel for owner of property to determine viability of bargain sale or restriction. Property was purchased and is currently under full conservation protection.

Vaughn Hill, Bolton

Appraisal and land planning of 47 acres of residential land for the current owner. This project was completed in conjunction with the local conservation commission as part of an application for state self-help funds for assistance in the purchase and preservation of the property. The property, with early succession meadow in the front half-undulating to steeply wooded uplands in the rear is bordered by over 100 acres of conservation lands.

Hale Street, Beverly Farms

Consulting with private landowner to determine the best strategy for local tax and potential estate tax reduction on a 6.8-acre parcel. Careful planning of the site to examine the alternatives led to a plan that will incorporate a restriction with the potential for one additional lot.

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Harvard Road, Bolton

Consulting with a family for a 25-acre parcel as part of a larger protection plan and tax reduction for primary residence. Provided research and analysis as well as assistance in testing, permitting and final subdivision of ANR lot for sale. The client reserved housing envelopes for future use by family members as part of the overall program.

Southern Avenue, Essex

Consulting with landowner to determine the best possible configuration of a land gift to The Trustees of Reservations, a statewide land conservation group. The full process was handled by LRA including surveying and permitting (Approval Not Required) to the actual transfer and follow up appraisal.