Albemarle County, which includes Charlottesville and the University of Virginia, is considering a change in its zoning ordinance that would eliminate swim and tennis clubs, golf course and similar recreational facilities as acceptable land uses for special-use permits in rural areas. The ban could jeopardize plans for possible future development of a new Trump National Golf Club near an existing Trump Winery.
Trump Misses Deadline for Charlottesville, Va., Property
A special-use permit application that would have to address whether the yet-to-be-built Trump National Golf Club is consistent with an existing conservation easement, is incomplete and is not ready to be processed. The easement on the property limits commercial activities and “temporary or seasonal outdoor activities” that “permanently alter the physical appearance of the property.”