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June 22, 2014
The Oakhurst Inn and Apartments on Jefferson Park Avenue is now legally allowed to serve food to people who are not guests of the 27-room boutique hotel. Charlottesville’s Board of Zoning Appeals last week overturned a ruling by city staff that Oakhurst’s operators needed a special-use permit to ...
May 22, 2014
While work continues on a planning study of West Main Street, one Charlottesville architect has begun the process of adding a new six-story building to the corridor. Bill Atwood, whose projects include the multi-story Waterhouse building on Water Street, wants to construct an office building in the 500 block of ...
September 24, 2013
Members of Charlottesville’s Board of Architectural Review said a proposed student housing project on West Main Street would have an “adverse impact’ on the surrounding architectural design control district. Planning for the 189-unit building, “The Standard,” comes as construction of a similar student apartment housing complex is already underway ...
October 24, 2012
After spending over a year taking public comment, the Charlottesville Planning Commission has begun the work of revising and updating the document that provides guidance to the way the 10.4-square-mile city should grow. Commissioners spent two hours at a work session Tuesday reviewing the vision statements for the Comprehensive ...
July 25, 2012
Though the city of Charlottesville is surrounded entirely by Albemarle County, the communities often have different expectations about how land along shared borders should be developed in the future. The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission obtained a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ...
Cities around the world have tried out low-cost, temporary, community-based projects to improve local neighborhoods and gathering places. Termed, Tactical Urbanism, these short-term, adaptable changes often drive long-lasting improvements for the community. If the Charlottesville/Albemarle community were to recommend ...Vote Now