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July 16, 2016
A 200-unit apartment development is coming just south of Interstate 64 along Fifth Street Extended. “It’s an example of the shape of things to come for the southern urban area,” said Rex Linville, co-chairman of the Fifth & Avon Community Advisory Committee. The by-right development, called Fifth Street Place, will ...
May 04, 2016
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors wants to change how rural road paving projects are ranked. “Hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent on roads that were very small projects,” said Supervisor Ann H. Mallek. For instance, a project to pave Bunker Hill Road is moving forward ...
November 22, 2015
A key goal of the 2008 Pantops Master Plan was to find ways to make it safer to travel without using a vehicle, but some Albemarle County residents are not satisfied that enough has been done to support the rapidly developing growth area. “We need a pedestrian bridge to join ...
July 25, 2014
More than 100 people gathered earlier this week at Monticello High School to provide input on Albemarle County’s master plan for its southern and western urban areas. Supervisors Jane Dittmar and Liz Palmer were on hand at Thursday’s meeting to hear comments from the public. “Liz and I ...
June 05, 2014
The Albemarle Planning Commission has recommended denial of a request from the private Regents School of Charlottesville to expand, citing transportation safety concerns. Regents officials sought to amend a special use permit granted in 2013 that allowed their school to have up to 96 people on site. They returned Tuesday ...
May 15, 2014
A wish list that Albemarle County sends to the Virginia Department of Transportation each year is not expected to change this time around due to reduced state funding and uncertainties about how the new Board of Supervisors views the county’s future road network. “Due to the limited funding that ...
March 02, 2014
An advisory group created to oversee implementation of the Places29 Master Plan has opted not to weigh in on a letter from a federal agency that called the future of the proposed Western Bypass of U.S. 29 into question. One member of the Places29 Advisory Council suggested at a ...
October 03, 2013
New transportation options may be coming soon to a section of Ivy Road in Albemarle County. The county’s Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to seek $1 million in funding from the Virginia Department of Transportation to build a sidewalk and other infrastructure between Charlottesville city limits and the Bellair ...
September 19, 2013
A letter from the Virginia Outdoors Foundation could keep the proposal for the Trump National Golf Club in the rough. The foundation, a public land conservation organization created by the Virginia General Assembly, holds a protective easement on about 70 percent of the land around Albemarle House, the former estate ...
September 03, 2013
Albemarle County officials have determined that an application to build the Trump National Golf Club is incomplete and is not ready to be processed. The county had set a deadline of 5 p.m. last Thursday for all the necessary materials to be submitted before staff would start its formal ...
August 05, 2013
The Albemarle County Planning Commission recently recommended approval of the 69-unit Riverside Village project on Pantops. For the majority of commissioners, the development near the banks of the Rivanna River just south of Darden Towe Park, between Route 20 and Free Bridge Lane, is a good fit with the Pantops ...
July 19, 2013
Trump Winery officials face hurdles in plans to build an 18-hole golf course on the grounds of Albemarle House, the former estate of Patricia Kluge. But Eric Trump, the son of the famous real estate mogul, is confident the project will happen. While the property already hosts a nine-hole course ...
June 21, 2013
Road funding changes endorsed this week by the Commonwealth Transportation Board mean Albemarle will receive $5 million in funds that can only be used to pave dirt roads. “Nearly 200 miles of Albemarle County’s 800 miles of secondary roads are still unpaved,” said Joel DeNunzio, the administrator of VDOT ...
May 03, 2013
Residents of Gillums Ridge Road in western Albemarle County appealed to the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday to complete an unfinished paving project. “Several years ago, the Virginia Department of Transportation paved part of that road,” said Tim McLaughlin, who has lived there with his wife for 34 years. “Because ...
October 06, 2012
Albemarle County will ask the Virginia Department of Transportation for at least $1 million in revenue-sharing funds to pay for new sidewalks and intelligent traffic signals for the U.S. 29 corridor. Every year, all Virginia localities are eligible to apply for additional money from VDOT that must be matched ...
January 15, 2008
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors are giving further review to a recommendation from the Albemarle County Planning Commission to stop using money from the Virginia Department of Transportation to pave gravel roads in the rural areas of the County. At a work session on the Six Year Secondary ...