For the first time since a majority of the historic Meadowbrook Farm went on the market, Orange residents will have the opportunity to decide whether they want to purchase this pristine parcel for open space. Unfortunately, not all of the original 66 acres can be purchased, as 20 of those acres have been earmarked for development in the very near future.
Originally, all 66 acres were part of a plan for extensive residential development. However, Farm River Estates LLC, has agreed to give the town of Orange one last opportunity to acquire the majority of the parcel. The parcel has been on the town's priority list for purchase of open space since 1967. Orange has now been given a second chance to preserve this pristine area and this time we hope the residents will pursue this unique opportunity.