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Meadowcreek Parkway Interchange Meeting #3

On Thursday, March 2, 2006, the 250 Bypass Interchange Steering Committee held its third meeting in the basement conference room at City Hall. This committee is planning the interchange for Route 250 Bypass, McIntire Road and the future Meadowcreek Parkway (They are not planning the Meadowcreek Parkway proper, but rather its interface with these existing […]

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Development Review Process Task Force

Coming this fall, expected around September or October, Albemarle County Supervisors and staff will receive recommendations on how to better improve the development review process.  The current process which requires a host of formal procedures and heavy involvement from the Planning Commission will be reviewed and assessed by a new 6-month special task force that […]

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Boyd Seeks Consideration of Western Bypass

Supervisor Ken Boyd (Rivanna) asked for consideration of the Western 29 Bypass as part of the Places29 master planning process at today’s meeting of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. Mr. Boyd expressed concern that, at this point in the planning process, the Ruckersville Parkway was getting consideration where the Western Bypass was not. He […]

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Crozet Residents Deliver Petition to Supervisors

Members of the Crozet community appeared before the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors to deliver a petition signed by 1,316 area residents asking the County to not let Crozet’s population exceed 12,000 people.  In this podcast, Charlottesville Tomorrow presents the public comments delivered in this portion of the Board’s meeting.  Seven of the six speakers […]

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Cascadia Rezoning in County Deferred

On February 28, 2006, the Albemarle County Planning Commission held a public hearing to consider a rezoning request for the Cascadia development.  The rezoning request impacts 61 acres in a designated growth area on Route 20 North across from Darden Towe Park.  The development would allow for up to 330 housing units adjacent to the […]

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Developer Proffers for Transportation

The Washington Post has a jaw dropping article this morning related to jumbo transportation proffers being offered by developers in Northern Virginia. How does this compare to local residential projects near major road intersections?  Having recently reviewed the Albemarle Place project , I came up with the following: Albemarle Place–Developer of 750 residential units (2003 […]

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Rob Schilling Announces Re-Election Bid

Rob Schilling (R) announced yesterday he will seek re-election to a second term on the Charlottesville City Council. Charlottesville Tomorrow , a non-partisan organization, will be covering the May 2, 2006 City Council elections and developing a voter guide focusing on land use, transportation, and community design issues.  You can review Charlottesville Tomorrow’s coverage of […]

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Democrats hold City Council Candidate Forum

On Saturday, February 18, 2006, Charlottesville and Albemarle Democrats held their monthly breakfast at the offices of the Jefferson Area Board of Aging (JABA).  The two declared Democratic candidates for City Council, Dave Norris and Julian Taliaferro , participated in a candidate forum, in front of about 60 citizens, which was moderated by Kay Slaughter, […]