I think the one house per half mile was an attempt to stop development of agricultural land.
I did check with the Louisa county zoning guy.
He said there was no such zoning in effect in his county.
In Louisa county you can build a house on as little as 2 acres instead of requiring 10 acres like Cerro Gordo county,..
the county I currently live in.
Here's a link to the auction:
The auction started on the 21st and goes until the 28th.
As you can see there are 23 bids between 2 bidders.
The auction is already at $3,350 per acre.
The salesman was pretty close with his guess even a little low.
It's interesting to watch the bidding.
19411's initial bid was 2,500.
101257 bid 14 times the first day until he passed him at $2500.
19411 jumped the bidding up to $3000 and was instantly out bid and went to bed.
19411 started trying again this morning at 11:09am bidding $3100 but no joy for 19411.
He took a break and tried again around 8:00 tonight, took it up past $3,300
Today on the second day of bidding 10257 is somewhere over $3,350 and 19411 is stalled.