The Thornfield Farm Project

While most of our projects are urban in nature, we believe that the work we do in various rural communities throughout Southwest Virginia are no less critical. With the owners and developers of Thornfield Farm, we helped to imagine and then implement a plan for the comprehensive redevelopment of 125 acres in rural Botetourt County, just outside of Fincastle, Virginia. Our objective was to come up with an economically viable, long term plan for the transition of a working dairy farm into a stable residential community based on a shared commitment to environmental sustainability and conservation. We believe that the stewardship of Virginia’s rural assets and the transition the next generation offers landowners presents some of the greatest opportunities and the most difficult challenges associated with meaningful environmental change and conservation.