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Extension of Water Street will include trees and other amenities

Growing trees and improving the environment are important enough to be included in the City Council’s vision statement. Yet new housing developments create challenges for the city’s vision of “a community with a vibrant urban forest, tree‐lined streets and lush green neighborhoods.” At its meeting earlier this week, the council appeared to find a win-win, […]

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UVa’s School of Architecture rethinks Route 29

The solution to traffic congestion on U.S. 29 might not be Albemarle County’s master plan or the Western Bypass. The solution, some university students say, might be to better utilize new technology and some old-fashioned transportation choices. This past week, groups of students from the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture have asked how technology […]

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City Planning Commission recommends new homes along Water Street extended

A plan to build two dozen homes between downtown Charlottesville and Carlton Avenue along Water Street Extended received support from the Charlottesville Planning Commission. If a rezoning is granted for the Water Street Promenade by the City Council, Riverbend Development would be able to build nine more homes than the 15 allowed by-right. “We tried to design this to look something […]