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Skateboarder Tony Hawk makes $25,000 gift to city skate park

Charlottesville’s much-anticipated skate park is already “landing tricks” with skateboarding legends. This week, the city received a congratulatory call from professional skater Tony Hawk. According to city officials, Hawk said Charlottesville’s grant application to the Tony Hawk Foundation was “by far the best application” and he was happy to award $25,000 toward the cost of […]

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Developer updates Crozet community on Barnes Lumberyard

Members of the Crozet Community Advisory Committee gathered Wednesday night to hear updates on proposed plans for the vacant Barnes Lumberyard site. Frank Stoner of Milestone Partners plans to develop the property. Two community meetings held earlier this summer included reviews of possible site plans for the area. A key component of each plan included […]

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Brookhill neighbors get another chance to review development

The developers of the proposed Brookhill neighborhood have spent the last several months meeting with adjacent neighborhood groups to address their questions and concerns. In June, the development team submitted the application plan for a rezoning to county officials. The mixed-use development would border Forest Lakes South and extend to the corner of U.S. 29 […]

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Seniors supported by new neighbor-to-neighbor program

A newly reorganized program at the Jefferson Area Board for Aging connects seniors with volunteers who visit them in their homes. The program, which has been run informally for several years, has a new name — Neighbor-to-Neighbor. The program includes training and in-service opportunities for volunteers to meet with one another and share their experiences. […]

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UVa indoor golf facility gets endorsement in Albemarle

An indoor golf facility, planned for the University of Virginia golf teams and members of the Birdwood Golf Course, is one step closer to becoming reality. Tuesday evening, the Albemarle County Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve an amendment to a special use permit to allow the construction of the facility. The UVa Foundation is […]