Videos: Dollar General rezoning legally must be tabled, Troupville land purchase is for a park @ LCC 2022-12-12.
Lowndes County tomorrow will take a big step and buy 77.14 acres down to the Little River Confluence with the Withlacoochee River, adjoining the 49.36 acres
including Troupville Boat Ramp
already owned south of GA 133 by Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority (VLPRA).
The idea is to combine the two tracts into a 126.5-acre Troupville Nature Park, the dream of landowner Helen Tapp, with trails, signage, and an educational pavilion.
It will include a Troupville River Camp on the Withlacoochee just upstream from the Confluence.
The project still needs ongoing maintenance funds,
but this purchase clears a big hurdle after four years of preparation.
That’s 5:30 PM, Tuesday, December 13, 2023, at 327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor, Valdosta, Georgia, 31601.
Agenda item, map
The price of $121,500 is dirt cheap at $1,575 per acre, because it’s all flood plain,
and there was also some discount from the tax-appraised value of $127,347 because of the conservation easement.
Many thanks to landowner Helen Tapp for organizing the conservation easement and
for being willing to sell at such a price.
This purchase ensures the land won’t turn into a shooting range or some other inappropriate facility.
(There already is a shooting range slightly upstream on the Little River.) Continue reading