Yesterday I made my weekly appearance on WINA AM 1070 with Coy Barefoot on the
Charlottesville Right Now
program. I remained for the 5-6 PM segment to join Coy’s guest Dennis Rooker, Chairman of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. During the discussion, Mr. Rooker announced that
two major developments were being discussed for the area of Albemarle in and around the UVA Fontaine Research Park, projects that could bring up to 1 million square feet of office/retail and up to 450 homes.
Charlottesville Podcasting has the audio of the program
In his comments, Mr. Rooker indicated UVA is expected to add 300,000 to 500,000 sq.ft. of offices to the research park. As part of this project, Mr. Rooker said he anticipated proffers from the University related to transportation needs and a connector road between Sunset Avenue Ext and Fontaine Avenue. This map (click for larger version) gives the approximate location of the Granger property along I-64, South of the Norfolk Southern railroad and the UVA Fontaine Research Park. A separate rezoning application is expected related to the Granger property for 400,000 to 500,000 sq.ft. of office/commercial space and 450 units of housing.
Charlottesville Tomorrow will provide more details on both of these developments as they become available.