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Bushman Dreyfus Architects exhibits design competition submissions at Jefferson School

An exhibit of 80 submissions in a competition to redesign and rethink the west end of Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall is being exhibited at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center through May 7. The competition is being held by local firm Bushman Dreyfus Architects with the goal of starting an annual community dialogue and design […]

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Albemarle abuzz in rezoning for urban beekeepers

The Albemarle Board of Supervisors is pursuing a rezoning to encourage beekeeping by county residents living within the urban ring. “I raised this issue in the fall when one of our beekeepers in Earlysville … was visited by the zoning inspector and his bees were found to be not in compliance with the zoning for […]

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PHA to consult every resident of Friendship Court on redevelopment

By the end of March, the Piedmont Housing Alliance intends to speak with members of every household in Friendship Court about their hopes and concerns for the property’s redevelopment. This year, the PHA will become managing partner of the privately owned affordable housing community just south of Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. The 150-unit development is home […]

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UVa Architecture students to exhibit Emancipation Park redesigns

A group of 13 graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Virginia School of Architecture spent last fall researching and conceptualizing proposals to redesign of Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park.  Several of these students will be exhibiting their designs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at CitySpace.  The students are part of a research studio course […]

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Charlottesville Police Foundation helps officers “put down roots” in Charlottesville

In May of this year, the Charlottesville Police Foundation awarded its 13th Officer Housing Program grant, allowing the most recent in a line of city police officers to purchase a house in Charlottesville. “We’re so proud of this housing program,” said Mindy Goodall, Executive Director of the Charlottesville Police Foundation. The housing program awards grants […]