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State completes public hearings for proposed state park

State officials wrapped up the public planning effort for the future Biscuit Run State Park at a meeting Monday evening. While no state funding has been identified to build and operate the park, that hasn’t deterred local residents from actively participating in the planning effort. Click image for larger version of August 1, 2011 Biscuit […]

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Democrats nominate Huja, Galvin and Smith for City Council

Voters participating in the Charlottesville Democratic Party’s firehouse primary have selected Satyendra Huja, Kathleen Galvin and Dede Smith as their nominees to run for the City Council race on November 8. Huja and Galvin were nominated on the first round of counting in the party’s selection process, which used an instant run-off procedure to ensure […]

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Supervisors approve office building for UVA health system

The Albemarle Board of Supervisors has approved a rezoning that will allow the University of Virginia Health Services Foundation to construct what will be the second-largest office building in the county. The rezoning came Wednesday despite objections from residents of the adjacent Buckingham Circle neighborhood, which is located to the west of the intersection of […]

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Forest Lakes residents continue to lobby against Hollymead expansion

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors is expected to decide today whether to include two expansions of the county’s designated growth area in the Places29 Master Plan, which comes up for a final vote next month. “We’re hoping to get that direction so we can proceed and get this [plan] finalized for them to act […]

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City Planning Commission weighs in on public housing redevelopment plans

When the Charlottesville Planning Commission heard details of the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s (CRHA) master plan for their 376 units of public housing, their primary concern was how the effort would fit in with the goals of Charlottesville’s comprehensive plan. “These are some of the major opportunities we’re going to have for redevelopment [in […]

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”Hydraulic flyover” to be removed from VDOT corridor study

The last of three unexpected road proposals for the Charlottesville-Albemarle area included in the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) U.S. 29 corridor study will be dropped from the final report to be completed later this month.  Charlottesville City Council asked at their meeting Monday that the proposal to connect U.S. 29 to the 250 Bypass […]