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Out-of-town panelists describe affordable-housing tools

The city of Charlottesville is creating a housing strategy to encourage the construction of homes that are affordable to households with incomes ranging from extreme poverty to the middle class. “Not only is this a critical local issue but it’s a national one, as well,” said Gregory Powe, an architect and chairman of the Charlottesville […]

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Former CATEC director named as Walker principal

A former member of the Charlottesville School Board is set to become the next principal of Walker Upper Elementary School, according to an email sent Wednesday to parents. “Dr. Adam Hastings comes from Piedmont Virginia Community College, where he has been the Dean of Business, Mathematics, and Technology,” wrote Gary Blair, the director of human […]

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Albemarle officials tweak growing Albemarle budget

When Albemarle County Executive Jeffrey Richardson unveiled his first operating and capital budget in mid-February, the amount was $428.5 million. That amount has increased in part because officials in the county’s Office of Management and Budget staff altered the budget cycle this year by adding an additional step in early March that would give a […]

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Design panel seeks to avoid suburban future for West Main

The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review, charged with maintaining the city’s vision for historic corridors such as West Main Street, recently sent one proposal back to the drawing board. “This is an office park kind of building,” said Corey Clayborne, the Planning Commission’s representative to the BAR. “As you look at the future of our […]

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Panel partially approves mural honoring Heyer

The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review has granted conditional approval for a mural near the site of a car attack that killed Heather Heyer and injured dozens of other counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally Aug. 12. The approval came despite concerns from some that the design had not received enough public scrutiny in advance. […]