National Academy of Environmental Design
Ni Village NAED Office Opened | June 2013

The National Academy of Environmental Design (NAED) Spotsylvania office Grand Opening.

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects
Partner Spotlight | March 2013, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

LDP believes our partner firms, who have worked beside us and guided us on our journey, deserve just recognition. We would like to thank Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects for their high level of commitment and dedication to LDP and our Ni Village project over the last 4 years. Their profile follows:


National Academy of Environmental Design
Ni Village is now the home of the National Academy of Environmnental Design (NAED) | August 2012

Spotsylvania County, The National Academy of Environmental Design (NAED) and Luck Development Partners (LDP) announce the NAED will be opening its primary office in the County. NAED features the Nation’s leading organizations in design, planning, communication and research. These experts in planning and design will have a new home in Spotsylvania at the Center for Sustainability and Green Technologies in Ni Village, designed and funded by LDP.

spotsylvaina trailways
Spotsylvania, VA | Feb 2011, A Trailways Initiative

The Spotsylvania Greenways Initiative (SGI) was founded by local citizens, with the support of LDP and the MillionMile Greenway, to locate, preserve and create greenways in Spotsylvania County. Over the last 2 years, SGI has grown tremendously and continues to focus on several initiatives. A successful 2010 saw the opening of SGI’s first trail, the Salamander Loop of the Ni River Trail, and the creation of its first Friends of the Trail program to keep “the Loop” in tip-top condition. In 2011, SGI continues with its next project—the extension of the Salamander Loop to Patriot Park and the YMCA. Including the trails in Patriot Park, this extension will provide a walking, hiking, and mountain biking trail with a round trip length of 12 miles—the longest such trail in County staff to date. SGI is also working with the County to define a conceptual path for a biking trail along the route of the Virginia Central Rail Trail, a historically significant route that extends 20 miles west from the City of Fredericksburg to Orange County. The Board of Supervisors recently unanimously approved the County Trailways Plan, a thorough and visionary document that will guide SGI’s implementation efforts for the next 25 years, resulting in 100 new miles of trails in the County! If you wish to volunteer in support of increased outdoor recreation and trail usage within the County, check out SGI’s website at or become a fan on their Facebook page.