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Friday, Dec. 30, 2022
Charlottesville is changing.
But how isn’t always so easy to see. This year, we began a project that tells the stories of how things have and haven’t changed in the last decade. It’s called Changing Charlottesville, and it’s 19 stories about 19 neighborhoods using data, history and voices of the community. The series is by Erin O’Hare and Evan Mitchell, with a team behind them editing and checking data. Here’s an introduction.
We’ve run five stories and will keep going in 2023. Here are five things you might not have known about the neighborhoods where you live, to help you catch up. Click on each story to explore the data for yourself.
The Meadowcreek Golf Course takes up nearly half of the Locust Grove neighborhood’s acreage.
Belmont was also the first neighborhood to see houses flipped and resold at much higher prices, in the early 2000s.
It has expanded with townhouses and apartments since its first single family homes were built in the 1960s.
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Rezoning efforts here could help create more housing for students, and alleviate housing pressure on other parts of town.
The neighborhood was named for wealthy and educated Black families, “the Stars.” Here’s how it has changed.
We’ve got 14 more neighborhoods to go in 2023, so stay tuned! We hope this series helps you understand your neighborhood better and offers a way into understanding the impacts of rezoning citywide.
Happy New Year!
Angilee Shah, editor-in-chief