Main Street Community Partnership
12:05 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Golfing on Conservation Easement Land?

Albemarle County-based Trump Winery hopes to build the Trump National Golf Club on land acquired from the Kluge estate. Trump would need a special use permit from county authorities to put a golf course on rural land.

Additionally, Trump Winery would need to get around the Virginia Outdoors Foundation's (VOF) conservation easement written into the land's deed which limits much activity that would “permanently alter the physical appearance of the property.”  Due to the "ground disturbance ...(that would) be necessary for a champion-style golf course," the VOF, so far, disapproves of the plan. Meanwhile, county officials want to know more about possible stream buffers, traffic changes, and pesticide use.  More about the approval process is in a Brian Wheeler article in Charlottesville Tomorrow.

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