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Meck commissioners OK Abersham negotiating

A failed subdivision in Davidson is one step closer to becoming part of a 600-acre county park.

On Tuesday, the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners OK’d proceeding with the negotiations for the purchase of 243 acres that were partially developed as the Abersham subdivision.

The Abersham luxury-home development, on Grey and Shearer roads, included plans for dozens of homes, but only one was been built. It was never occupied. The lender foreclosed on it and the remaining property in the project.

Frank Jacobus was Abersham’s developer.

The Abersham property would be merged with county-owned Fisher Farm Park, if all goes according to plan. The Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit conservation group, would purchase the property from Fifth Third Bank and CommunityOne Bank and sell it to the county.

Tara Ramsey can be reached at tara.ramsey@mecktimes.com.

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