minimum investment: $1.00
New York City, NY
Preservation of Historic Farmland
Brooklyn Heights Farm is a residential development on a historic farm on Brooklyn Heights Road in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, in the Hudson River Valley of New York. This Agrihood conservation project on 1860’s farm land will be built using modular and prefab construction, focusing on conservation, preservation and green building techniques. The land has already been subdivided into lots in preparation for the homes, with a conservation easement filed with Dutchess Land Conservancy to protect the land in perpetuity. Each lot respects the land characteristics, preserving open spaces, sight lines and natural beauty. In addition to the preservation of land, green building techniques including prefab construction and geothermal heating and cooling will be used. The project is located just a ten-minute drive from an AMTRAK rail station and a twenty minute drive to the northernmost stop on the Metro North rail line from NYC.
The houses are planned to surround a common agricultural area that will be promoted for common benefit, such as an Agrihood concept working with local farmers, beekeepers, or others.
Funding target: $100,000 – $500,000 by 6/6/2019
Regulation CF: Equity ()
Minimum investment: $1,000