Extreme makeover: rich edition– State program benefits those who need it least

Ask most preservationists what they think of Virginia’s Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program, and you’ll hear them proudly say it’s one of the most generous, if not the most generous, programs in the country, leading to the rehabilitation of thousands of historic properties. Indeed, since the program’s inception in 1997, the state has awarded nearly $700 million in tax credits to homeowners and developers.

“This is free money,” writes Charlottesville architect Brian Broadus, who has specialized in historic building projects for over 20 years. “Why don’t more homeowners come and grab it?”

(http://www.readthehook.com/90675/extreme-makeover-va-rehab-tax-credit-edition)

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Talkin’ trash on the Schilling Show

Conservative talk radio show host Rob Schilling had me on to talk about the RSWA lawsuit against Pete Van Der Linde. Listen. You can check out the series on this in Selected Writings. I’ve been writing about this for some time, and I’m still trying to figure out what the heck’s going on! lol

The super recycling machine!

On a 10-acre tract of land near Zion Crossroads, Peter van der Linde plans to finally open a $10-million, 100,000-square-foot recycling center, featuring a 270-foot state-of-the-art sorting machine, which should be operational in mid-May.

“This will be the opposite of the way it’s done now,” he says. “You’ll just throw everything into one container, no need to separate or sort it. You don’t need to lift a finger. We’ll do it.”

He pauses for emphasis.

“Now, everything changes, now recycling is easy,” he says.

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