Falconer Vs. Albemarle County

By: Althea Paul
By: Althea Paul

November 30, 2005

Proceedings are underway in the case of a construction company that's suing Albemarle County.

It all stems from the board of supervisors rejecting Faulconer Construction's site plan back in October 2004. The land sits on 27 acres off Morgantown Road. The county rejected the plan based on whether or not off-site roads in that area were strong and wide enough, keeping in mind traffic and public safety issues.

In a hearing today, the company argued that the county's reason for the denial is an illegal condition. County officials say the decision was made based on traffic and public safety issues.

"At this particular time, the board of supervisors evaluated the information that was before them," sad Albemarle spokesperson, Lee Catlin. "They made the decision that they felt was in the best interest of the community and the county and now we will just have to wait and see whether the judge agrees with that determination."

Faulconer Construction is asking that the condition be declared invalid. A judge is expected to make a decision within the next few weeks.

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