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Albemarle Planning Commission weighs in on Treesdale

The Albemarle Planning Commission’s regularly scheduled meeting for August 28, 2007, came just moments after the Commission concluded a work session on the Places 29 Master Plan. After spending two hours considering how the northern urban section of the County might look in 2025, the Commissioners applied some of that deep focus to this week’s […]

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City Planning Commission recommends denial of nine-story development at West Main/Ridge-McIntire

The Commission voted 4-2 to deny approval of rezoning of the project The City Planning Commission has voted 4-2 to recommend denial of an application to rezone the northwest corner of the intersection of Ridge-McIntire and West Main Street.  Some of the commissioners felt the developers’ proffers did not go far enough to address affordable […]

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City Council asks County to sign agreement before Meadowcreek work begins

(left to right) Mayor Brown and Councilors Kendra Hamilton and Dave Norris The Charlottesville City Council wants the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors to adopt a resolution affirming their commitment to building and funding a regional transportation network before they will be willing to proceed with construction of the Meadowcreek Parkway . On the agenda […]

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Council acts on Meadowcreek Parkway Interchange

Recommended preferred alternative C1 After nine steering committee meetings and one Planning Commission meeting, the Charlottesville City Council has made its first official decision regarding the design of the Meadowcreek Parkway Interchange. On July 2, 2007, Councilors voted 4-1 that Alternatives C1 and G1 should be the “Recommended Preferred Alternatives” for engineering firm Rummel, Klepper […]

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Democrats hold first City Council Candidate Forum

(L to R) Democrats Jennifer McKeever, David Brown, Holly Edwards, Satyendra Huja, and Linda Seaman. The five Democratic candidates for three open seats on the Charlottesville City Council participated in their first candidate forum on Thursday, May 10th, in the cafeteria at Walker Upper Elementary School. These forums are important opportunities for the public as […]

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Advisory committee recommends height restrictions

“I think a great job has been done on this, I think it’s a great step forward,” said Mayor David Brown.  City Councilors were invited to participate in the joint meeting. Under the new guidelines, the maximum height on new Mall buildings would be lowered to 70 feet by right, down from 101 feet, though […]

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Affordable living choices for our community

By now it has become the conventional wisdom that police, teachers and firefighters who work in Charlottesville and Albemarle County have a hard time finding an affordable place to live. In fact, the high cost of living presents housing and transportation challenges for many local workers. “Based on average income we have a lot of […]