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August 19, 2017
Plans for a new building that will replace the Main Street Arena and Escafé on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall are continuing to be developed and refined. On Tuesday evening, the city’s Board of Architectural Review held a preliminary discussion on the massing and siting of a proposed seven-story, mixed-use ...
August 17, 2017
The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission and the Virginia Department of Transportation hosted a neighborhood meeting Wednesday night on the Hydraulic-29 Small Area Plan. Chip Boyles, TJPDC’s executive director, presented updated plans for the intersection and surrounding area before community members weighed in with their thoughts and concerns about ...
August 16, 2017
The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review held a preliminary discussion about the Belmont Bridge Tuesday. The conceptual designs presented by consultant Kimley-Horn were the culmination of over 30,000 individual data points collected from community meetings, surveys and the Belmont Bridge project website. Board members shared concerns about the project ...
August 14, 2017
The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review wants the developer of a proposed eight-story building on Water Street to eliminate parking in the structure in favor of commercial space. “I have a problem with the parking situation and think forcing this building to have parking is kind of crazy,” said BAR ...
August 09, 2017
The Virginia Department of Transportation will not accept new project proposals until next year, but an Albemarle planner presented the Board of Supervisors with possible submissions Wednesday. Transportation Planner Kevin McDermott has reviewed all of the transportation projects called for in all of the county’s planning documents and ranked ...
August 03, 2017
On Thursday, the Charlottesville City School Board identified strengths and room for significant improvement in the initial results of a new after-school literacy program.   Charlottesville’s Extending the Bridges of Literacy program was introduced last September following a full year of planning. The program ran from September until the beginning ...
August 02, 2017
The Albemarle Board of Supervisors has asked county staff to draw up new plans for a future entrance and parking area for the proposed Hedgerow Park after questioning a $2.4 million cost estimate to access the project from U.S. 29. “We think we have a Cadillac here and ...
August 01, 2017
The owners of the Ix property in Charlottesville told a review panel Tuesday that the future of the Art Park could be in jeopardy if the city’s 2017 real estate assessment is not further reduced. “We will stop everything and we will do nothing,” said Ludwig Kuttner, one of ...
July 26, 2017
The regional body that oversees transportation planning in Albemarle and Charlottesville has endorsed the establishment of slightly more formal ties between two of the area’s transit providers. The Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Policy Board on Wednesday approved a memorandum of understanding for a regional transit partnership. The partnership would ...
July 26, 2017
As Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall enters its fifth decade, the health and future of the willow oaks that line the former roadway have been cast into doubt. As the trees continue to grow, their close canopies and the tight metal grates at their bases threaten their long-term health, and saving ...
July 26, 2017
A proposed mixed-use development in Belmont has some residents raising questions about impacts of growth in their neighborhood on traffic, parking and walkability. “We have not really enhanced the infrastructure there to keep pace with the development that’s going on,” said Tomas Rahal, owner of Mas Tapas on Monticello ...
July 25, 2017
One week after Albemarle County officials toured the site of a proposed University of Virginia indoor golf facility at the Birdwood Golf Course, members of the county Planning Commission weighed in on the plans Tuesday night. Although commissioners did not make any formal recommendations during their work session, their discussion ...
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