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October 02, 2015
Policymakers from throughout the region gathered Friday to discuss the ecological and economic possibilities of the Rivanna River, a waterway that both Albemarle and Charlottesville officials have called an underused community asset. “Welcome to a future where we work together to enhance the environment while strengthening the community around our ...
February 08, 2015
Albemarle County and the city of Charlottesville have been exploring ways to make the Rivanna River corridor an attractive resource, economically and recreationally. One proposal to transform the historic Woolen Mills buildings into residential and new commercial uses could work into that plan. “We look forward to the possibility of ...
July 18, 2014
Some Albemarle County farmers hoping to hold large events on their properties or use agritourism to make money soon may have to get a zoning clearance. The Planning Commission voted unanimously earlier this week to require farms with 21 or fewer acres to get approval from the county before they ...
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 ...
November 15, 2012
Amid a slew of public opposition, the Albemarle Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday, to recommend approval of two special use permits for a proposed campground and canoe livery on the bank of the James River in Howardsville. However, heeding concerns over public health and safety, and preserving Howardsville’s tranquil ...
September 16, 2012
At a James River Green Building Council luncheon this week, one current and one former member of the area’s planning commissions discussed their contributions to green infrastructure initiatives. Tuesday’s luncheon at CitySpace on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall came as part of the building council’s Sustainable Design for ...
At a weekend retreat Saturday, Charlottesville City Council reviewed its meeting procedures including the signup process for citizens who wish to speak during public comment at regular meetings. City Council decided to switch to a lottery process for the 12 ...Vote Now