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Rye Patch residents want 'rural' development

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POSTED: October 13, 2007 5:05 a.m.
A riding club, gravel roadways, a community center, and even a bed and breakfast are just a few of amenities developer Tim Works is planning for the Rye Patch Community.
“I’m looking for special folks who are going to be here for an extended period of time; folks who want to help create a special place, something they can pass on to their kids,” he said.
Works plans to have 25 lots available, with each having “at least one acre of good dry land,” and ranging in size from one acre to two-and-one-half acres.
The project, Rye Patch Horse Farm and Wildlife Habitat, will be a gated community that is environmentally sensitive with homes no smaller than 2,000 square feet.
Works said the first step of the project would be to develop the community horse barn with 36 stalls and 16 acres of irrigated pastures.
He also said the riding area for the club would have access to more than 2,000 acres, with riding trails and hunting privileges.
“Members will be able to ride their horses for nine months, and then for three months they will be able to hunt”, the developer said.  
According to Works, the project is scheduled to begin construction in November, and be completed by the first of the year.
In addition to the stable and riding club, Works said he plans to build a community center, and a bed and breakfast.
The center is planned to have a small wedding chapel, restaurant and a swan pond.
“I want to do something special where someone can have a limo bring them to the restaurant and have a menu especially for them. Then, if they choose, we will have the wedding chapel where they can have a special wedding or a special evening,” he said. “We aren’t just selling lots, but we are building a community unlike any other.”
 

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