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Dominion required to limit visibility of power line in Albemarle

After several local residents raised concerns about the visual impact of an anticipated power line project in Albemarle County, the State Corporation Commission is requiring Dominion Energy to darken the transmission line towers. The 32.7-mile Cunningham-Dooms transmission line runs between substations in Augusta and Fluvanna counties, but the bulk of the line is in Albemarle. […]

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Commercial space for Old Trail continues to develop

Two new mixed-use buildings are in the works for Old Trail Village in Crozet, although plans for a larger building appear to have been delayed. Albemarle County staff offered feedback on plans for a nearly 28,000 square-foot building at a site plan review meeting on Thursday. The four-story building would be located to the southwest […]

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Albemarle to allow solar farms in rural areas

Albemarle County will allow solar farms in designated rural areas after the Board of Supervisors approved a zoning text amendment Wednesday. Albemarle’s zoning ordinance did not previously allow energy generation in the rural areas, which encompasses 95 percent of county land. “You are considering a zoning text amendment to allow utility-scale photovoltaic solar energy facilities […]

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Albemarle development areas to receive equal neighborhood improvements funding

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors provided further direction for the allocation of funds to support small-scale projects in neighborhoods throughout the county at its meeting Wednesday night. The Neighborhood Improvements Funding Initiative is a one-time distribution of $1.4 million between the county’s development areas that is supported with funds from the county’s nearly $8.1 […]

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Workshop considers ways to improve accessibility to businesses, travel experiences for individuals with disabilities

A Charlottesville-based nonprofit is working to create conversations about accessibility and travel. The Blue Trunk Foundation recently held a workshop with the University of Virginia School of Architecture to reflect on what individuals with disabilities and their caregivers expect when they are traveling and what businesses can do to be more accessible. Attendees also provided […]