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Edison2 presents car designs to green builders

David Brown , the director of communications for Edison2 and a former Charlottesville City Councilor, presented information about energy efficient automobile designs to the James River Green Building Council on Tuesday.  The Virginia-based company was founded by Charlottesville real estate developer, Oliver Kuttner , and works with suppliers to design and manufacture lightweight, aerodynamic automobiles. […]

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Safety of chloramines questioned: Disinfectant to be added into local water supply starting in 2014

The Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority is making plans for a new approach to treating drinking water in the city of Charlottesville and in Albemarle County’s urban ring. Chloramines disinfection equipment in Los Angeles, CA Photo used by permission of LEE & RO, Inc . Download chloramine documentation shared with the RWSA Board of Directors […]

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Supervisors endorse changes to county strategic plan

The Albemarle Board of Supervisors has approved the addition of two objectives to the county’s strategic plan that would direct staff to add education and public safety as priorities. The county’s strategic plan is an over-arching document that sets general direction for financial planning over a five year period. It will take effect on July […]

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New hotel planned for corner at West Main & Ridge McIntire

The corner of West Main Street and Ridge McIntire has been the location of several speculative development proposals, including condominiums and a CVS drugstore. Now developers are preparing to submit plans to the city of Charlottesville for an eight-story Marriott Residence Inn.   The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review met last week for a preliminary […]

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Winning design for Belmont: No bridge, more connectivity for Belmont and Downtown Mall

Kate Martin, UVa Architecture graduate student, next to her team’s winning entry Related Belmont Bridge stories: UVa teams unveil Belmont Bridge concepts , 2/12/2012 by Sean Tubbs UVa teams finalizing designs for new Belmont Bridge , 2/11/2012 by Courtney Beale & Sean Tubbs UVa architecture school to spend next 10 days imagining a new Belmont […]

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UVa teams finalizing designs for new Belmont Bridge

The architecture studios in Campbell Hall at the University of Virginia are filled with new ideas for Charlottesville’s Belmont Bridge . Students and faculty are shaping cardboard, metal and plastic to create designs that look beyond mere replacement of the deteriorating structure. “We can turn a neglected part of Charlottesville into a really vital part […]