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Citizen speed cameras turn focus to 10th and Page neighborhood

Members of an advisory panel charged with recommending infrastructure projects for one Charlottesville neighborhood have turned to citizen-built technology to challenge the city’s denial of a traffic-calming project at the intersection of 10th and Page streets. “I’ve been a resident on 10th Street for 36 years and my experience with speeding is that it’s a […]

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City Council approves rental assistance program

Dozens of Charlottesville families with low incomes may soon find themselves in an apartment or house subsidized by a new $900,000 rental assistance program approved by City Council on Monday. The program will be run by the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority as a supplement to its federal housing choice voucher program. Councilors discussed the […]

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Nine-story office complex with parking planned for Second Street

Developer Jay Blanton has announced plans for a 120,000-square-foot building at 323 Second St. SE, with five stories of office space over a four-story parking structure. Located just south of the Downtown Mall, the site includes Oliver Kuttner’s Glass Building and sits near his just-completed Treehouse building. Kuttner previously attempted to develop the site as […]

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Rose Hill residents speak out against Booker Street rezoning

The Charlottesville Planning Commission heard a litany of voices Tuesday urging denial of a rezoning that would allow a three-story structure at 624 Booker St. to operate as a three-unit apartment building. “The integrity of the building that has already been built on Booker Street does not reflect the community at all,” said Pastor George […]