Kluge Denied Special-Use Permit for Development

At last night’s Albemarle County Planning Commission meeting, vintner Patricia Kluge was denied the special-use permit that she sought to build a 28-home development just south of Monticello. Much of the area in question is set aside as an agricultural and forest preservation area, leaving one commissioner wondering how the proposal ever got as far as the commission, given the obvious conflict between the land use planning and Kluge’s intentions. Current zoning would permit 30 homes to be built on the property, albeit in quite a different configuration. Next, the proposal goes before the Board of Supervisors. David Dadurka has the story in today’s Progress.

2 Responses to “Kluge Denied Special-Use Permit for Development”


  • " leaving one commissioner wondering how the proposal ever got as far as the commission, given the obvious conflict between the land use planning and Kluge’s intentions"

    This is an example of a news item which I deem worthy of follow-up reporting. How did the proposal make it that far when the bar described exists? That is, if the commissioner wonders, shouldne`t we?

  • Probably some staffer fucked up. I agree that this could be followed-up, by the way, but I’d caution against jumping to too many conclusions. And if some staffer did fu.ck up, then I’m not sure it necessarily warrants a story. But yeah, it would be nice to know.

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