Planning & Development

Ludwig Kuttner (right) and his son Fabian have no problem with drivers turning their Ix property into a shortcut. Photo: Mallory Benedict

Ix fix: Downtown property gets a drive-through makeover

That “dead end” sign posted at the Second Street SE entrance to the Ix building off Elliott Avenue? Ignore it and come on through! The 17-acre commercial property two blocks south of the Downtown Mall, bordered by Elliott and Monticello avenues, is now an owner-sanctioned shortcut that can help Mall-bound Downtown drivers avoid rush hour […]

Eric Trump wants to turn the old Kluge property into a world-class golf course, but a conservation easement is standing in the way.

Proposed Trump golf course runs afoul of conservation easement

Like my golf game, the proposed golf course that Eric Trump envisions for Albemarle County may never materialize. While Trump purchased the land encompassing the former estate of Patricia Kluge, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) holds a conservation easement on nearly 217 acres. After more than two years of correspondence between the VOF and Trump […]