Winton Solar Array Installation

Architectural Survey
Building Documentation and Scanning
Historic Resource Documentation
Mitigation for Section 106/Environmental Compliance
Mitigation Negotiation & Performance Oversight
National Register Nominations
Section 106/Environmental Compliance
Survey and Evaluation of Effects

Winton Country Club Solar Array Installation


Clifford, VA


Waukeshaw Development

Rivanna Archaeological Services, LLC

United States Department of Agriculture

Virginia Department of Historic Resources

Project Goals

CPG was approached by a long-term client to assist with navigating Section 106 compliance after purchasing a property known as Winton Farm.

A grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to install solar panels had been conveyed with the purchase; however, CPG’s client was unaware that such a federal grant would be accompanied by Section 106 compliance requirements.

Project Design

Initially, the scope of work involved assistance with the full environmental compliance component of a Section 106 review.

CPG coordinated the process with VDHR, and when a finding of “adverse effect” was determined, VDHR provided appropriate mitigation efforts, including an update to the original Winton Farm National Register Nomination (1974).

Challenges & Accomplishments

To ensure satisfactory mitigation, CPG conducted a full resurvey of the entire property and performed extensive research to capture the property's full history.

An updated National Register Nomination Form included new information about the property’s history including named and unnamed enslaved African Americans who lived and worked on the Winton Farm through its conversion to a country club in the mid-twentieth century.