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Land trust celebrates new, permanently affordable houses in Belmont

New affordable housing rarely can claim to be permanently affordable, but the Thomas Jefferson Community Land Trust is out to prove that it is possible. The land trust on Wednesday morning celebrated the construction of four houses on Nassau Street in Charlottesville’s Belmont-Carlton neighborhood. The two duplexes are being sold to four households making 80% […]

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General Assembly adjourns early with commission to study proposed bills; legislators to reconvene in November

RICHMOND ⁠— In what amounted to a legislative standoff, Virginia’s General Assembly adjourned 90 minutes into a special legislative session to address gun violence. The proposed bills are now stalled until after the November general election and will be studied through the State Crime Commission.  Gov. Ralph Northam called for the special session in the […]

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Civilian Police Review Board + Lorenzo Dickerson on Maupintown Film Festival

On this session of WTJU’s Soundboard, Charlotte and Elliott discuss the article they published about the Charlottesville Police Civilian Review Board, how it was both prompted by the white supremacist rallies in 2017 and longer tensions and what victory looks like during the board’s first anniversary.

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Charlottesville replaces Thomas Jefferson’s birthday with celebration of end of slavery

The Charlottesville City Council on Monday voted to celebrate Freedom and Liberation Day as a city holiday rather than April 13, Thomas Jefferson’s birthday. In addition, the city has added a floating holiday for city employees.The new holiday, March 3, celebrates the day when many African Americans in Charlottesville and Albemarle County escaped slavery when […]

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City Council members move 750 Hinton Avenue rezoning to next consent agenda

Related Articles: Hinton Avenue rezoning for apartments on church property pulled from agenda Supporters of Belmont church apartment proposal pack city meeting Charlottesville City Council Chambers overflowed Monday night with Belmont residents and the congregation and supporters of Hinton Avenue United Methodist Church. Residents largely turned out in numbers to voice their opposition to the […]

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Dunlora residents voice opposition to additional development on Rio Road

Dunlora residents do not want development near them, at least for now. More than 450 residents of the neighborhood have signed a petition to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission protesting further development on East Rio Road.  Then, on Tuesday evening, about 50 Dunlora residents gathered at the Planning Commission meeting to […]

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Can the Cherry Avenue Small Area Plan provide both investment and affordability for Fifeville?

Related Articles: ‘Almost every piece of land in 29 North is in play’ Connectivity key to Biscuit Run Park ‘This is home’ On Roosevelt Brown Boulevard, between West Main Street and Cherry Avenue, sits a vacant trapezoid of land with a sign that says, “For Lease – SoHo Technology Center.” The sign advertises a luxury […]