Moses Cone Developed Area Management Plan (DAMP)
The National Park Service (NPS) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the "Moses H. Cone Developed Area Management Plan (DAMP)." The DAMP would guide the future development and management of the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park (Memorial Park). The purpose of this EA is to describe the affected environment and analyze potential impacts associated with a no action alternative and two action alternatives.
Recommendations within the EA to be implemented would impact the Memorial Park within the lands administered by the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Memorial Park was originally known as Flat Top Manor and was one of North Carolina's premier country estates. Built by textile magnate Moses H. Cone and his wife, Bertha, at the turn of the 20th century, the estate features some 26 miles of carriage roads, manmade lakes, remnant apple orchards and a 23-room manor house. The National Park Service acquired the estate in 1950, managing it as a part of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The NPS is requesting that you read and comment on this proposed plan and its potential impacts so that we may be responsive to your ideas and any concerns that you may have about our proceeding with this project on Blue Ridge Parkway lands. We will utilize your comments to finalize the proposal and the impact analysis contained in the environmental assessment.
Comments will be accepted through February 9, 2015.
Please click on the "Documents List" link on the left if you would like to comment on this project.
Comments will also be accepted at an Open House Public Meeting to be held on Thursday, January 15, 2015. For times and location, please click on the "Meeting Notices" link on the left.