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Historic Garden Week Tours April 26-28

81st Historic Garden Week tours to feature history and heritage of the Southern Albemarle Region Residents and visitors alike can experience the spirit of early 19th century Virginia on Sunday, April 27 and Monday, April 28.  The Albemarle-Charlottesville Historic Garden Week tour, one of thirty-one tours held statewide during Historic Garden Week, features two private […]

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Placemaking: A Blueprint for our Future

Download the presentation On April 26, Charlottesville Tomorrow held its annual community conversation. This year’s topic was “Placemaking: A Blueprint for our Future.” Over 130 community members turned out to hear Dr. Katherine Loflin present her findings from the Knight Foundation’s Soul of the Community project on how attachment to place drives a community’s economic […]

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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 […]

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North Pointe Commentary

In this post I want to share several comments from County staff and the North Pointe representatives which immediately preceded the May 10, 2006 public hearing and which I think help inform the North Pointe discussion in advance of the next public hearing to be scheduled this Summer.  Major outstanding issues involve transportation, the form […]