Good morning – I am writing to address speculation that the Trust for Public Land (TPL) was close to purchasing property on Partington Ridge. TPL was engaged in preliminary, private conversations with a Big Sur landowner to explore the possibility of a property acquisition. These conversations came to a close with mutual agreement not to proceed.
Rumors of these discussions may have implied that a transaction was imminent or inevitable. I assure you that was not the case. I’m sorry that we weren’t able to address the issue sooner but doing so at such an early stage would have violated the landowner’s right to privacy. Disclosure of these discussions was simply premature. We appreciate your interest in our work and I look forward to soliciting your thoughts on future projects.
The Trust for Public Land
116 New Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94105