Cedar Rock to Fund Completion of Mountain Goat Trail
$10,000 CHECK TO BE PRESENTED DURING GROUNDBREAKING CELEBRATION
Decherd, Tenn. – June 8, 2010 – The Mountain Goat Trail is getting a big boost from a new neighbor. LAR Development, the team behind Cedar Rock, a new community nestled just belowSewanee University of the South and St. Andrews School, plan to present the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance with a $10,000 donation. It’s all a part of a groundbreaking celebration set forSaturday, June 18th from 6 to 8pm at Cedar Rock.
Cedar Rock is a collection of 100 home sites set across 790 acres of picturesque mountainside views. The property’s expansive home sites are a minimum of five acres, each with its own personality formed by Mother Nature and nurtured by Cedar Rock. Part of the community hugs the region where the next proposed section of the Mountain Goat Trail will be constructed.
“The Mountain Goat trail is a fantastic example of what a public-private partnership can achieve in a community,” said Luis Ruiz, President of LAR Development. “We aren’t just absentee developers. We have two homes under construction in Cedar Rock for my own family and I am excited to meet our neighbors. Personally, I am an avid cyclist so the opportunity to be part of the Mountain Goat Trail is fantastic.”
The Mountain Goat Railroad was initially constructed in 1853 as a rail spur from the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad. Since then, The Mountain Goat Trail Alliance has made it their mission to convert the now abandoned train line into a premier hiking and biking corridor through Grundy and Franklin Counties. While the first phase of the trail, linking Sewanee to St. Andrew’s, is complete, the donation from Cedar Rock will play an integral role in the construction of the next two phases.
“This area of Tennessee has been a destination for outdoor enthusiasts for years,” said Janice Thomas, President of the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance. “But, the Mountain Goat Trail represents more than that. It’s our link to enhanced community ties, stronger tourism and economic development. It also reflects the community’s dedication to a healthy lifestyle.”
On top of the initial $10,000 donation, LAR Development will also donate an additional $1,000 for each lot sold at Cedar Rock in the name of the lot’s new owner. If all 100 proposed home sites are sold, that amounts to $110,000 towards the completion of the Mountain Goat Trail. It’s a donation that Ruiz isn’t only proud of, but knows will be put to good use within the community.
“The Mountain Goat Trail is a link to this area’s past, yet stands as symbol of this area’s future,” he added. “We hope that showing our commitment to the project will ignite interest from other donors to step up, so people can enjoy the trail for generations to come.”
Once completed, The Mountain Goat Trail will connect communities, schools, shopping districts, restaurants and other recreation areas across more than 30 miles of the Cumberland Plateau. The Mountain Goat Trail Alliance continues to accept donations. For more information on how you can get involved or donate, head to http://www.MountainGoatTrail.
About Cedar Rock
Cedar Rock is Tennessee’s newest mountain destination, stretching across 790+ acres of picturesque mountainside land, mature forests, rippling streams and open meadows. Conveniently located approximately one hour southeast of Nashville, the residential community features a full array of amenities including a private, gated entry; landscaped common areas; swimming pools; sports courts, community lodge, resident’s guesthouse, fitness and yoga center; community parks; and miles of hiking and biking trails. To discover Cedar Rock for yourself, go to www.MyCedarRock.com.
About LAR Development
LAR Development is subsidiary of The Corvaia Group. LAR holds principal interest in real estate throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States, with additional interest in environmental services, commodities, healthcare, manufacturing and transportation companies. For more information, go to www.larconsultingusa.com.
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