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Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Data Lab connects you with collaborative community tools which help us all have a better understanding of this special place. Cvillepedia is our community’s version of Wikipedia. Our document library makes it easy to find the raw materials used in local government decisions. Cville 3D helps us visualize the community in Google Earth.

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We started cvillepedia in 2007 as one place to keep track of all the information we were writing about. It went public in 2009 and now anyone can create or edit these articles on the people, places and events that make the Charlottesville-Albemarle area unique.

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We come across a lot of documentation in our reporting. You can use the search function or visit our Data Lab to easily find the plans, surveys, and reports we reference in our stories.
April 18, 2014
The Albemarle County Planning Commission put the brakes on a proposal to expand the Colonial Auto Center on U.S. 29 near Rio Road until the fall, the earliest date a land use change could be approved in the Albemarle County’s Comprehensive Plan. While agreeing that commercial use would ...
April 15, 2014
A panel convened to suggest an alternative to the Western Bypass has been given details of three potential scenarios, including an expressway concept that would dedicate center lanes solely to through-traffic moving entirely through the corridor. This expressway, in effect a bypass within the existing roadway,  could be built by ...
April 11, 2014
If forced to make cuts, the Albemarle County School Board wants to do so as far from the classrooms as possible. However, with a financial forecast that, at best, would leave the division $2.4 million short, that goal is becoming more and more challenging. School Board member Eric Strucko ...
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CVille 3D
It is often difficult to visually understand current and proposed land use conditions. We use
3-dimensional models to bring into focus our community infrastructure and the built environment.
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We are fortunate to live in a community where our local government is easily accessible. Here you can learn more about each of our elected and appointed officials and how to reach them.
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