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November 02, 2017
As the dust settles on several major transportation projects along U.S. 29, the business community was briefed Thursday on the development of another round of improvements in and around the highway’s intersection with Hydraulic Road. “This transportation project is at the epicenter of our community,” said James Dikmen ...
June 28, 2017
As Albemarle seeks to redevelop commercial sections of U.S. 29, an urban planner from Arlington briefed the business community Wednesday on how a public-private partnership helped convert a subur-ban shopping center into a New Urban community for the 21st century. “The transformation of Shirlington illustrates that suburban communities can ...
July 08, 2016
More firms and vendors from outside of Albemarle that sell goods and services within the county may soon have to acquire a business license. “We are in the midst of an analysis for economic development purposes comparing ourselves with other jurisdictions to see how our tax structures and a whole ...
March 10, 2016
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will explore other alternatives to improve safety before taking a vote on whether to restrict truck through-traffic from a portion of Earlysville Road. “I want to find a balance,” said Supervisor Brad Sheffield, who suggested other options, including lowered speed limits for trucks. About ...
September 21, 2015
WATERSHED “ORANGE DOT PROJECT REPORT” UPDATED – 5,661 ALBEMARLE & CHARLOTTESVILLE FAMILIES (18%) LACK SELF-SUFFCIENCY – PATHWAY OUT OF POVERTY NOTES INITIAL PROGRESS; MORE WORK AHEAD TO “REALIZE THE DREAM” (Charlottesville, Virginia – September 21) The Greater Charlottesville Area Development Corporation affiliate of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, today released a 2015 ...
July 03, 2015
In the coming year, area high school students who opt to seek skills training and certifications will see new windows of opportunity. With the hiring of Catherine Lee, strategic planning and workforce development officer, and Craig Smith, dean of academic affairs, the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center is implementing a ...
July 01, 2015
Businesses in Albemarle might get a slight break next year when preparing the taxes they pay to the county. The Board of Supervisors is considering creating a second category of business personal property taxes that supporters say would reduce time spent on paperwork. “Here’s a great opportunity for the ...
June 15, 2014
With the Commonwealth Transportation Board expected to vote this week on a $203 million package of road improvements to speed the flow of traffic on U.S. 29, some in the business community want two of the recommended projects to be left out. “Our chamber again reaffirms our decades-long-standing grave ...
January 14, 2014
Representatives of local environmental and business groups gave a warm welcome to University of Virginia’s School of Architecture students Monday as they began a weeklong design study of the U.S. 29 corridor from Ivy Road to the South Fork Rivanna River. “These ideas matter,” said Neil Williamson, president ...
August 22, 2013
Kelly Shifflett tears up when she talks about turning needy families away from Bright Stars, Albemarle County’s preschool program for at-risk youth. And in recent years, the number of those calls the Bright Stars Program Coordinator has had to make has only increased, rising from 79 children on the ...
November 15, 2012
The final segment of the long-planned Meadow Creek Parkway has cleared its last procedural hurdle and construction may begin in early 2013. “The advertisement for construction ran on Sunday and bids are due on December 18, 2012,” said Jim Tolbert, the city’s director of Neighborhood Development Services. The project ...
October 15, 2012
The deadline to submit comments on the Virginia Department of Transportation’s draft environmental assessment of the Western Bypass has passed, and the Southern Environmental Law Center has submitted an extensive document that calls for the Federal Highway Administration to require another environmental study of the 6.2-mile highway. “It ...
June 28, 2012
Business leaders from both Charlottesville and Lynchburg gathered at the Doubletree Hotel Wednesday to hear from the man who has overseen the resurrection of the Western Bypass of U.S. 29. “This is a region that has grown quite a bit and you have a lot of congestion and, quite ...