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March 28, 2015
The Board of Supervisors are hosting a series of town hall meetings during March on Albemarle County’s Fiscal Year 2016 Operating and Capital Budget, which is currently under development.
March 04, 2015
Albemarle County officials are expected to start planning for a future county park, but when the facility will open to the public is unclear. Supervisors on Wednesday voted to accept 340 acres south of the Ragged Mountain Reservoir that the Nature Conservancy has held since December 2006. It formerly belonged ...
March 03, 2015
The Albemarle Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to advertise a real estate tax rate of 82.4 cents per $100 of assessed property value, a 2.5-cent increase over the county’s current rate and a cent and a half higher than the rate that had been recommended by the ...
February 24, 2015
The Albemarle Board of Supervisors began the process of reviewing a $371 million proposed budget for next fiscal year Tuesday by taking a look at possible changes to the county’s capital improvement plan. The capital budget anticipates spending $46.3 million in the next fiscal year, with 58 percent ...
February 04, 2015
Citizens will be able to watch Albemarle’s elected officials in action without attending a meeting now that the Board of Supervisors has unanimously voted to stream video of their proceedings over the Internet. The decision to invest in equipment for the service overturned a previous vote against the initiative ...
January 28, 2015
The regional panel that sets transportation policy in Albemarle County and Charlottesville has reaffirmed its support for several projects in the U.S. 29 corridor, including one project that has been singled out for a budget amendment in Richmond. “The Rio Road grade-separated intersection has been reviewed and planned many ...
January 27, 2015
The city of Charlottesville has experienced a ten percent increase in population since 2010 according to data released Tuesday by the Weldon Cooper Center at the University of Virginia. The increase shows that a long-term trend of declining or stagnant city growth is over. “Charlottesville’s population barely grew in ...
January 21, 2015
The Virginia Department of Transportation has opened price proposals for three major projects in the U.S. 29 corridor. A team consisting of Lane Construction Corporation, Corman Construction and RK&K have submitted an offer to design and build three of the Route 29 Solutions projects for $116, 746, 000 ...
January 11, 2015
Could Ivy Road between the U.S. 29/250 interchange and Emmet Street be redeveloped as a new “academical village” to improve the undergraduate experience at the University of Virginia? That’s one challenge being put to students and faculty at UVa’s School of Architecture during their fourth annual ...
December 29, 2014
People hoping to watch meetings of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors from somewhere other than Lane Auditorium in 2015 are out of luck. Supervisors split 3-3 in a Dec. 10 vote to move forward with a plan to video stream their proceedings as well as School Board meetings. Proponents ...
November 11, 2014
In a sign that Albemarle County is becoming a more urban community, the Board of Supervisors has agreed to restore a staff transportation planner at a cost of $103,000 a year. “Like many counties evolving from a rural level of service to an urban one, Albemarle is seeing a ...
October 29, 2014
A volunteer panel of developers, economists and planners has begun the work of examining a central issue facing residents and elected officials in Albemarle County. “Do we have an income stream that allows us to maintain our infrastructure in the developed areas?” said Planning Commissioner Timothy Keller. He is a ...
October 23, 2014
More than 100 people representing businesses on U.S. 29 filled the cafeteria at Jack Jouett Middle School on Thursday to find out more about construction projects that many of them feel threaten their livelihoods. “We worked on getting a lot of people here,” said L.F. Wood, a business ...
October 14, 2014
More than two hundred people crowded into the cafeteria at Albemarle High School on Tuesday to express their thoughts about design features of three major construction projects in and around U.S. 29 that Virginia Department of Transportation officials hope will be constructed within three years. “We’ve got three ...
October 06, 2014
Negotiations to keep Albemarle’s court system in its historic setting in downtown Charlottesville are continuing, according to one county official. “I think we’re making baby steps forward,” said Supervisor Ann H. Mallek at a recent meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Albemarle is expected to make a decision ...
September 15, 2014
Nearly 100 residents of northern Albemarle County gathered at Baker-Butler Elementary School on Monday to ask questions about how they will be affected by nearly $230 million in forthcoming constructions projects in the U.S. 29 corridor. Supervisors Kenneth C. Boyd and Brad Sheffield held a joint town hall meeting ...
September 11, 2014
When construction eventually begins on a grade-separated interchange at U.S. 29 and Rio Road, motorists on the Albemarle County secondary road will be unable to cross U.S. 29 for up to three months. “I had been really hoping that the answer was that this would not be true ...
August 28, 2014
Route 29 projects even further accelerated The man in charge of overseeing the implementation of $230 million worth of projects to help improve mobility on the U.S. 29 corridor said Thursday that his team has produced concepts that will be successful. “Everything is pointing in the direction of me ...
August 20, 2014
The Albemarle County Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a 90-unit assisted living facility on Branchlands Drive despite opposition from neighbors who claimed the new building will be too large. Cambridge Healthcare Management plans to build a four-story building on a one-acre parcel of land within the Branchlands community ...
July 30, 2014
The Albemarle County Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended allowing one of the developers of the Hollymead Town Center to alter where townhomes and non-residential units would be built in their portion of the mixed-use development. Charles Hurt and Katurah Roell are seeking the county’s permission to build 44 townhomes ...
July 25, 2014
It is increasingly clear that VDOT’s treatment for congestion on the U.S. 29 corridor is going to involve an intense shock to the local transportation system. VDOT has set a goal of completing a new grade-separated interchange at Rio Rd by summer 2016. That will be quickly followed ...
July 24, 2014
The regional body that approves federal money for transportation projects has backed the transfer of Western Bypass money to the $230 million bundle of alternative U.S. 29 projects. The Metropolitan Planning Organization’s policy board amended its long-range plan Wednesday to include the package, featuring the extension of Berkmar ...
July 20, 2014
Now that the Western Bypass is history, local government officials are preparing for a near future in which over $200 million worth of transportation projects will be built to alleviate traffic congestion on U.S. 29. The Virginia Department of Transportation is expected to hire one contractor to oversee design ...
July 18, 2014
Several projects to address traffic congestion on U.S. 250 at Free Bridge received favorable feedback from a group of citizens and local government officials Wednesday. However, proposals for any significant new roads connecting Pantops to urban areas in Charlottesville and Albemarle County found little support. The projects are being ...
July 16, 2014
The Western Bypass of U.S. 29 could near the official end of the road today, all but formally halting more than 25 years of planning and debate on the highway never built. At its monthly meeting in Richmond, the Commonwealth Transportation Board will consider a resolution to rescind all ...
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