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Cherry Avenue Small Area Plan, natural gas plants, and a UVa throwback

Related Articles: Can the Cherry Avenue Small Area Plan provide both investment and affordability for Fifeville? Charlottesville Civilian Review Board finds its footing Let’s Talk: Reimagining Local News On this session of WTJU’s Soundboard, Emily, Elliott and Giles talk with host Molly Strauchler about what balancing investment and affordability would look like in Charlottesville’s Fifeville […]

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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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Albemarle Planning Commission approves expansion of Point Church’s Pantops plans

The Albemarle County Planning Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved an expansion of ongoing construction on Hansen Road.  The Point Church purchased the parcel — located directly behind Rivanna Ridge shopping Center — in May 2018 for the construction of a worship building. Since its 2009 inception, The Point Church has held its services at Monticello […]

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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 […]

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Financing secure for first phase of public housing redevelopment

After decades of working toward this moment, Joy Johnson, board chairwoman of Charlottesville’s Public Housing Association of Residents, finally can breathe a sigh of relief. The Virginia Housing Development Authority announced late last week that it plans to allocate federal low-income housing tax credits to Charlottesville’s public housing redevelopment projects. The VHDA Board of Commissioners […]

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General Assembly OKs bills to address housing and eviction issues

RICHMOND — A flurry of bills addressing affordable housing and high eviction rates in Virginia cities moved forward in the state’s House and Senate last week. Three bills on those issues have passed both chambers and have been sent to Gov. Ralph Northam to be signed into law. Several other measures have passed one chamber […]

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City hopes to address segregation with plan update

In many parts of Charlottesville, it is illegal to build duplexes and other types of houses meant for multiple families. The consequence, according to the city’s Planning Commission, is unaffordable housing and segregation. Commissioners are hoping to contribute to city efforts to confront these problems through the land use chapter of Charlottesville’s Comprehensive Plan, which […]