CRN: Albemarle landowner Clara Belle Wheeler on zoning, development rights

Clara Belle Wheeler is the owner of 77 acres of land in the Pantops Area, a parcel of land that’s part of a controversey involving a land deal between the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, the U.S. Government, and developer Wendell Wood. You can find out the latest on that topic at Charlottesville Tomorrow. Wheeler joined Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to talk about how she never agreed to any such a deal.

“If a developer, whoever that developer is, can work a deal to get special or preferred treatment that someone else wouldn’t get, that’s not fair,” Wheeler said. But Wheeler says this treatment extends to all developers, citing recent development on Pantops as an example of what she thinks is runaway growth. “People don’t want 29 North repeated on Route 250,” she said.

(this is the second half of the interview)