Where is this property located?
This property is an 80-acre parcel of land just south of the Holiday South subdivision and just north of Prouty Road. It can be accessed via trails located at the end of Holiday Village Road and off of Summer Leaf Drive (via the common area), as well as the main entrance off of Five Mile Road. Click here for a map.
What’s on this land now?
There are multiple ecological zones within the 80 acres, including creeks, wetlands, sand dunes, artesian springs, and evergreen and hardwood forests. Baker Creek runs through this property, as well as a number of recreational trails.
Who owns this property now?
With community fundraising, Holiday Woodlands Preserve group was able to purchase the land with a loan from First Community Bank.
What happens if we can’t continue to make the payments?
If we can’t continue to make the payments the bank will list this property for sale. There is a good probability it will be purchased by a builder and then logged and developed. The most recent development plan called for 90 new homes. Numerous roads (including an access road off of Holiday Village Road) would be added. Ultimately this would result in a large increase in traffic, road damage, construction noise and debris, an untold loss of wildlife, and the elimination of the forest environment enjoyed by many.
Is it tax-exempt?
Yes, Holiday Woodlands Preserve is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.