Here’s what zoning actually means — and what that does and doesn’t have to do with affordable housing.
“One thing that has never been that great in Charlottesville or Albemarle is, there are no places for people like me,” said Angela Durrer, a former mobile home park resident. “I don’t make that much money in a year, and even still, affordable housing over there, there is none.”
During a public hearing Monday night, the city housing authority voted to issue up to $23 million in revenue bonds to the new owner of Midway Manor, who has pledged to maintain the long-term affordability of the building’s 98 units. It won’t cost the city a dime.
If the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority helps finance repairs with revenue bonds, it could also require the building to continue to be affordable. Community members and residents can express their views at a virtual public hearing on Monday at 6 p.m.
There have been four fatal crashes in less than two years along a mile-long stretch of Fifth Street Southwest. But making the road safer isn’t as simple as reducing the speed limit.
The city expects to finish a draft ordinance and begin soliciting public comment by April.
Two parcels are for sale for $84 million. They are home to some thriving local businesses and cultural happenings.
Charlottesville Tomorrow reporter Erin O’Hare talked about preparing for — and the consequences of — winter weather on the Soundboard podcast.
The answer, local officials say, is simply that Charlottesville’s annual snowfall differs drastically from year to year.
The University of Virginia is asking for community input on what it should do with three potential sites for its Affordable Housing Initiative. But those who want to comment have to do it soon: UVA is collecting responses through Jan. 31.