What you do with your land is no longer entirely your decision if you live in Albemarle County. After many rewrites over several months, supervisors have come to terms on three ordinances. Each of those ordinances limit your property rights.
Personal property rights have taken a blow for the greater good. The ramifications and unintended consequences of these anti-growth measures will be felt for years, for better or for worse. They are anti-growth measures – by their very definitions. By preserving what we have, we are preventing growth. There is a balance to be struck somewhere in between the two extremes presented. Do these ordinances represent that balance? Candidly, I don’t know.