Having carefully stewarded the property for many years, the Siepmann family was committed to transitioning ownership in a manner that would retain the land’s charming vistas, enable the property to remain in agriculture and incorporate protections that promote water quality in nearby Beaver Lake.
The terms of the easement allow the new property owners to develop a maximum of six acres on the northern portion of the site for their home and barn locations. The southern 20 acres, between Spence Road and Beaumont Lane, will remain undeveloped for a minimum of 20 years after which only 4.5 acres of the 20-acre parcel may be developed into no more than 3 homes. The remaining 15.5 acres will remain permanently protected under the same conservation easement that covers the northern parcel.
In addition, the new property owners will maintain a recreation trail along Beaver Lake Road and Highway E that will be open to the public for walking, running, biking, skiing or snowshoeing just as it has for many years.