The key activities Foxfield is known for — horse racing and four-milers — can continue under a new agreement reached between the Foxfield Racing Association and the Albemarle Conservation Easement Authority.
Author Archives: Emily Hays
Emily Hays grew up in Charlottesville and graduated from Yale in 2016. She covered growth, development, and affordable living. Before writing for Charlottesville Tomorrow, she produced a podcast on education and caste in Maharashtra, India.
Development Digest: More student apartments planned for Virginia Avenue
A plan to build more apartments for students on Virginia Avenue hit an unexpected roadblock on Tuesday.
Over the Railroad and Through the Woods
Related Articles: Five new places to bike or walk in the Charlottesville area this holiday season Connectivity key to Biscuit Run Park Over the Railroad and Through the Woods Credit: WTJU In our last Soundboard of 2019, we talk about the city and county’s efforts to improve infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists. Come for the […]
Five new places to bike or walk in the Charlottesville area this holiday season
A connectivity advocate and a city planner gave Charlottesville Tomorrow a tour of the trails they hope will one day be as comprehensive as a subway map.
Development Download & Gun Sanctuaries
Related Articles: Development Digest: Chick-Fil-A planned for Barracks Road Development Digest: Ridgewood Mobile Home Park sold to Virginia Beach-based developer Development Digest: Six- to eight-story apartment building planned for Stonefield Development Download & Gun Sanctuaries Credit: WTJU This week, we catch up on the Comprehensive Plan and how the City Council and Planning Commission make […]
Development Digest: Engineer plans eco-friendly pocket neighborhood in Crozet
Engineer Chris Fuller first came up with the idea for Bamboo Grove when the design and energy consulting firm he works for, Staengl Engineering, moved from downtown Charlottesville to Crozet. The housing options near his new office were not at all what Fuller was looking for.
Development Digest: Chick-Fil-A planned for Barracks Road
Sculpture cows have been writing “Eat Mor Chikin” on billboards across the country for decades. The chain behind the advertising campaign may make that chicken-over-beef sentiment a reality in Charlottesville if it gets permission to convert a Burger King restaurant on Emmet Street.
Q&A with LISC President and CEO Maurice Jones on preventing displacement
When asked how to solve local affordable housing shortages, LISC President and CEO Maurice Jones barely has to think before he answers.
Development Digest: Ridgewood Mobile Home Park sold to Virginia Beach-based developer
Annette and Jerry Trombley are less worried about themselves than their neighbors. The couple said that they have been living in the Ridgewood Mobile Home Park in northern Albemarle County for around two decades and knew that the owner, Gary Howie, was trying to sell the park for much of that time. “The [‘For Sale’] sign has […]
Losing a Garden & Feeding a City
Related Articles: The Friendship Court Garden’s final season The Reimagining of Friendship Court What will solve Charlottesville’s food access problem? Losing a Garden & Feeding a City Credit: WTJU With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we talk food this week. Emily Hays and Elliott Robinson discuss redevelopment of the city’s affordable housing and the community […]