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Public gives input on Water Street Design Competition

More than forty people attended the first public meeting of the Water Street Design Competition, an “open ideas” event to get bold thoughts on what to do with the downtown area’s last remaining open space.  Input from the public will shape the competition’s search for entrants who may create designs for uses including commercial space, […]

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Brown Announces Bid for City Council

On a sunny Wednesday morning in front of the Charlottesville City Hall, Mayor David Brown announced he would seek a second term on City Council . That means there are now five announced candidates for three open seats. Mayor Brown is the only incumbent in the race for the Democratic nomination, which will be decided […]

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Albemarle examines cost, benefits of green buildings

Watch the PowerPoint presentations with audio Albemarle County is one of several dozen jurisdictions around the country that are beginning to change policies to make way for green building practices such as the LEED certification. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, was created by the U.S. Green Building Council to help […]