Search: Greg Powe
March 04, 2018
As Charlottesville’s City Council prepares to review and revise a proposed $179.3 million operating budget for the coming fiscal year, one item before councilors will be $100,000 to help the city’s planning and building department with its workload. If adopted by the council, the funding could ...
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 ...
January 26, 2015
As a proposal to charge for on-street parking in downtown Charlottesville continues to circulate, some are expressing concern that their needs are not being considered. “There is a continual lack of acknowledgment of the existence of residents, many of whom have been living on the Downtown Mall for years prior ...
November 16, 2014
A proposal to replace a city-owned parking lot in downtown Charlottesville with a nine-story structure will go before the City Council in December. The Council originally had been scheduled to consider the Market Plaza proposal this month but the Planning Commission took additional time to reach agreement. Over the course ...
November 01, 2014
The Charlottesville Planning Commission spent more than two hours last week reviewing the conditions under which it will approve plans to redevelop a city-owned parking lot into a nine-story residential, office and retail building. As part of a longstanding quest to find a permanent home for the City Market, the ...
October 19, 2014
Citing concerns about the sale of public property for private use, the Charlottesville Planning Commission needed more time at its meeting last week to approve a special-use permit for the nine-story Market Plaza. “We need to figure out what is best for our city,” said commissioner Genevieve Keller. “This project ...