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March 23, 2017
Plans for both the future Biscuit Run State Park and the redevelopment of the Southwood Mobile Home Park took a step forward Thursday as Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation celebrated a key land exchange. “There were a lot of things that ...
March 22, 2017
As city officials prepare for a six-month test of parking meters around the Downtown Mall, residents and business representatives had the chance Wednesday to ask questions and raise concerns about the plan. “We have employees and patrons that can’t afford to pay for parking,” said Krista Farrell, the assistant ...
March 21, 2017
As Charlottesville embarks on the latest update of its Comprehensive Plan, City Council wants to find new ways of getting more residents involved in a process to help shape future development. “We’re a fast-changing city and there is a lot of fear and concern about change and displacement particularly ...
March 16, 2017
The city of Charlottesville has yet to begin a small-area plan for Cherry Avenue, but one developer is seeking a rezoning to help turn the street into more than just a way to get to the University of Virginia Medical Center. “We think this area is calling out for small ...
March 15, 2017
The Charlottesville Planning Commission has recommended using more than a quarter-million dollars in available federal funding for pedestrian improvements in one of the city’s low-income neighborhoods. “Community Development Block Grant funds will be used in the city to conduct pedestrian improvements in the 10th and Page neighborhood, economic development ...
March 13, 2017
The Piedmont Housing Alliance has spent the past 18 months developing a plan to quadruple the residential density at a redeveloped Friendship Court, and it has now hired an architectural firm with Charlottesville ties to create the first of several blueprints. “Grimm and Parker’s work will be to create ...
March 08, 2017
As Albemarle embarks on a new economic development plan, the Board of Supervisors was briefed Wednesday on a study that evaluates potential sites throughout the county. “The importance of site readiness is really a foundation for economic development,” said Spencer Francis of Bowman Consulting, a firm hired by the county ...
March 06, 2017
An umbrella organization created to boost awareness of senior issues has been formally endorsed by both the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and Charlottesville City Council. “By 2024, our area will have one in four people over the age of 65,” said Marta Keane, CEO of the Jefferson Area Board ...
March 06, 2017
As motorists continue to get accustomed to the new grade-separated intersection at U.S. 29 and Rio Road, Albemarle officials are envisioning a “transformational” future for the land in the vicinity. “We’re hoping we’re going to encourage the economic benefit that the pedestrian mall in downtown [Charlottesville] has ...
March 04, 2017
Charlottesville City Council will be presented Monday with a $171.6 million operating and capital budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2017.  That is a six percent increase over the current fiscal year. The budget reflects direction made by Council to increase the amount of funding ...
March 04, 2017
A six-month test of parking meters around Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall could begin as early as August. Officials believe that if the project is successful, it will improve the chances of finding a parking spot near the mall. “What we hope that it does is open up some of those ...
February 22, 2017
The Piedmont Council of the Arts adopted a cultural plan in September 2013 intended in part to foster additional government support for the region’s arts community, but the city of Charlottesville is wrestling with its role three and a half years later. “There has been a concern in the ...
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