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Council advances Barracks-Emmet intersection improvements

The Charlottesville City Council has taken the first step toward formally accepting more than $8.6 million in funding from the Virginia Department of Transportation to upgrade the intersection of Barracks Road and Emmet Street. The project includes constructing new right-turn lanes on both westbound Barracks Road and on northbound Emmet Street. A pedestrian refuge island […]

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Design panel to review 4th Street mural

Plans for a mural on Fourth Street Northeast to commemorate the memory and legacy of Heather Heyer are scheduled to go before the Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review on Tuesday. “While the proposed mural content will engage the tragic events of August 2017, this will not be an explicit memorial to Heather,” reads an application […]

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Group to be briefed with first rezoning for Habitat’s Southwood redevelopment

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville on Thursday will present details of the first phase of a redevelopment plan that will transform the Southwood Mobile Home Park into a mixed-use, mixed-income community. “The community-generated design principles presented in this zoning map amendment will create a mixed-income, mixed-use community that prioritizes the non-displacement of the community […]

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Design process begins for East High streetscape

The public engagement process has begun for the first of three local streetscapes the Virginia Department of Transportation is funding through its Smart Scale process. “The East High Streetscape is a project that had its beginning in the Strategic Investment Area plan, which was adopted five years ago,” said Timothy Motsch, transportation project manager for […]

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Design position elevated in budget

PLACE group debates role’s change to assistant city manager level A community engagement position approved by Charlottesville’s City Council last year has been elevated to an assistant city manager for design and development and will be advertised this spring. “This person has to have a steel skeleton and charisma galore,” said Mike Stoneking, chairman of […]