The Bureau of Land Management, which manages the barn, has been impacted by federal sequestration, and the development options for the barn remain in question.
It took over a year for BLM to develop an Environmental Assessment of the barn, which outlined potential development options. That EA has been scrapped in light of financial constraints.
Those development options were:
- To renovate the existing barn on its current footprint, while closing the facility to the horses and horse-related businesses on the property during the renovation.
- Immediately close and demolish the structure.
- Leave the structure as is, but close the horse-related businesses on the property.
To complicate things, U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8th) and community leaders have asked BLM to allow boarded horses to live at the barn during its renovation.
So, think outside the box! How should the barn be redeveloped? Tell us in the comments section below.