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December 14, 2017
The Albemarle County School Board on Thursday voted 5-2 to accept a consultant’s recommendation to create one or two new centers dedicated to project-based learning for high school students while modernizing academic spaces at the county’s existing high schools. The total cost of the recommended projects is estimated ...
December 10, 2017
As Charlottesville considers building new school facilities to accommodate future population growth, the school division’s policy of accepting students from outside the city has come under more scrutiny. This year, 294 non-resident students attend Charlottesville public schools, including 88 tuition-exempt students whose parents work for the school division or ...
December 08, 2017
The Charlottesville School Board passed a resolution honoring outgoing member Ned Michie at his last regular meeting Thursday. “My favorite people are people [like Ned] who go out and do what needs to be done,” said School Board member Sherry Kraft. “He doesn’t toot his own horn.” Michie, an ...
December 07, 2017
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors heard the latest details Wednesday about an enhanced water resources protection program that would be paid for by a fee levied on county property owners. “This really started back in 2014 with the identification of new mandates that would cost us more money to ...
December 05, 2017
The Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association has told county officials that they believe Virginia law requires voters to decide if the Albemarle Circuit Court should be moved from its current location. “The County is likely prohibited by law from relocating the Circuit Court without a referendum,” Bruce Williamson, chairman of the bar ...
December 03, 2017
As Albemarle officials continue to work toward a decision on whether to move the county’s courts outside of downtown Charlottesville, one item currently not under consideration is the city’s offer to create more parking spaces. Jody Saunders, Albemarle’s communications coordinator, said supervisors directed county staff to “pause ...
November 28, 2017
A committee of Albemarle County parents and community members recommended that the county school division redistrict more than 200 students at three elementary schools next year.   The redistricting proposal shared with Superintendent Pam Moran on Monday would reduce enrollment at Greer Elementary— currently among the county’s most overcrowded schools ...
November 27, 2017
The Charlottesville Planning Commission is set to resume work Tuesday on its revision of the city’s Comprehensive Plan, a document intended to guide local government decisions on issues such as growth and development. As they do, some neighborhood leaders are seeking language that would lead to protection against the ...
November 22, 2017
The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review has granted a preliminary design approval for a building that will replace the Main Street Arena on the Downtown Mall. However, the final height of the triangular Charlottesville Technology Center above Water Street could be in question as the Charlottesville City Council considers a ...
November 21, 2017
The Charlottesville City Council has denied a rezoning request on Park Street that officials with the Monticello Area Community Action Agency have claimed is necessary for the survival of the organization. “To me, it comes down to neighborhood protection,” said City Councilor Bob Fenwick shortly before the unanimous vote late ...
November 19, 2017
As housing prices in Charlottesville continue to rise, some in the community are calling on local officials to take steps to create more affordable living choices for households with lower incomes. “We need to do something affirmatively and intentionally to correct the market, which is not providing $700 apartments for ...
November 12, 2017
Ways to mitigate effects of gentrification discussed   As Charlottesville officials, residents and developers wrestle with how to build more affordable homes for the city’s poorest residents, the local branch of a national land-use think tank held a forum last week to highlight one potential solution. “One of the many ...
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