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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 ...
Local green thumbs and budding gardeners gathered recently to hear Michael Judd, author of “Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist" discuss best practices for landscapes that are pleasing to the eye, as well as the taste buds. The discussion has ...Vote Now