Buckeye Farms - A phased approach
Buckeye Farms is not a new idea – it is recreating a vision based historically when Minden and Gardnerville used to rely on close by ranches and farms for their meat and produce………
Phasing Description – each phase represents 4-8 years of growth/real estate development. This is our vision today, but much can change over the decades this project will span. Timing is estimated based on Douglas County’s Master Plan, development codes, and ordinances, which will all be adhered to.
- The 15 – 20-acre community farm at the convergence of Zerolene Rd and Gillman Ave as the “front door” to Buckeye Farm Conservation Community and an easy walk from downtown Minden and Gardnerville – it may include a nursery, event barn, U-pick orchards and gardens and the first phase of the farm and artisan village center with farm to table cafe and restaurant.
- The development of the greenway trail connecting to Martin Slough with orchards and food forest areas.
- Phase I housing framing the north edge of the greenway and west edges of the greenway
- Completion of Farm/Artisan pedestrian street linking the phase I farm at the south end to the community green and larger community farm at the north end with a variety of artisans at street level and housing above.
- Larger farm park center at north end of village artisan street consisting of several vegetable farms, fruit orchards, and rotational small animal pastures and large animal pastures.
- opportunities for educational gardens and teaching farm for Minden grade school and Community College
- Buckeye Creek ecological park at the end of Buckeye Creek with opportunities for extending the Buckeye Creek trail
- complete the property wide trail circuits and connectivity to Buckeye Creek Park
- mixed use residential neighborhood at Buckeye Rd framed by the green way on the west and farm park on the east
- start green industry – local jobs oriented development
- Develop the Ag Innovation Hub – food/value added processing area, production ag area and research/education area (this could be moved to phase II depending on level of interest)
- complete the village center
- develop remaining infill traditional neighborhood development
- develop commercial retail at the intersection of Mueller Pkwy and Heybourne Rd
- develop conservation hamlet at north end of property
- develop outlying specialty farms around conservation hamlet
- finalize green industry development
- finalize traditional neighborhood development