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CHAMBER SUPPORTS DEVELOPMENT AREA RESTORATION IN ALBEMARLE

CONTACT: Genevieve Cox
434.295.3141

(Charlottesville, Virginia – July 30) – The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce today announced the Chamber’s strong support for “prompt action” to restore acreage previously lost for development under Albemarle County’s land use regulations.

The Chamber’s support came in a July 29th Chamber memorandum to both the Albemarle County Planning Commission and Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.  The memorandum stated:

“…Earlier this week our Chamber Board of Directors, as our region’s leading regional business & economic development advocate, determined that our Chamber firmly supports this reasonable partial restoration of the lost development area acreage and other such future reasonable adjustments that do not present manifest shifts to the important development/rural area balance.

“Our Chamber of Commerce strongly urges the Albemarle County Planning Commission and the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors to take prompt action to approve this important measure.”

The Albemarle County Planning Commission and Albemarle County Board of Supervisors currently have under consideration a proposal to effect a partial restoration of lost development acreage.

A copy of the Chamber memorandum is attached.

The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to representing private enterprise, promoting business, and enhancing the quality of life in our Greater Charlottesville communities. The more than 1,200 Chamber member and affiliate member enterprises employ more than 45,000 people in our community, generating a total payroll of more than $1.75 billion each year.

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