A fee simple interest is a form of freehold ownership of land and is the highest ownership interest possible that can be had in real estate. Municipalities may choose to pursue fee interest when a property with significant natural, cultural, or recreational resources is threatened by development or when the municipality's Comprehensive Plan has identified a parcel of land for future public use.

H ow can the "Fee Simple Interest" tool be used in the BCG?

  • Interested municipalities can partner with county agencies, state agencies, other municipalities, local non-profit organizations, and private foundations to pursue grants and matching funds.
  • Public open space may be used for the conservation of natural habitats, historic preservation, agricultural preservation, flood mitigation, or recreation.

Email  sfleming@brandywine.org   for assistance with any of the tools in the BCG Toolkit.