Planning & Development

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 […]

Stormwater drain. Photo: Graelyn Brashear

County candidates agree stormwater is a green priority

At a forum sponsored last week by 15 local environmental organizations, the eight candidates vying for four empty seats on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors fielded questions about their environmental priorities. While candidates’ party affiliations were evident as they talked about global issues like climate change, when it came to local topics, they mostly […]