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August 14, 2018
As the anniversary of the Aug. 12 white supremacist rally approached, anti-racist activists added a $50 million bond for affordable housing to their list of demands. The Charlottesville Low-Income Housing Coalition, which includes public housing residents, legal experts and others, released an online petition featuring the demand in the week ...
May 22, 2018
On Monday night, City Council considered whether to establish a land bank corporation, a nonprofit entity that could buy and sell land to increase the number of affordable housing units in Charlottesville. After 40 minutes of presentation and discussion, City Council deferred the decision on the land bank corporation to ...
May 13, 2018
Past criminal convictions can haunt those seeking to rent a home Dana Monroe is the primary caretaker for her uncle, who is disabled. Several years ago, her uncle’s health worsened and doctors decided to amputate one of his legs. Her uncle’s bedroom, however, was not on the ground ...
November 19, 2017
As housing prices in Charlottesville continue to rise, some in the community are calling on local officials to take steps to create more affordable living choices for households with lower incomes. “We need to do something affirmatively and intentionally to correct the market, which is not providing $700 apartments for ...
November 10, 2016
The architect responsible for the master plan for the redevelopment of Friendship Court told the Charlottesville chapter of the Urban Land Institute on Thursday that the time is right to invest in dense, walkable downtowns. David Dixon, an architect with Boston-based Stantec, told ULI at a presentation at CitySpace that ...
November 09, 2014
Charlottesville’s redevelopment plan for the 330 acres around the Ix warehouse complex, Friendship Court and several public-housing sites took an artistic turn at a recent community meeting. The conversation starter? A group of animal sculptures strategically placed in 1945 in the courtyard of Valencia Gardens, a San Francisco public-housing ...
September 23, 2013
The city agency in charge of the nTelos Wireless Pavilion has granted a request to allow the operator to close the facility at night, when, officials said, vagrancy and drug use have been a problem. “We have a camera in there and there have been nights when we have seen ...
September 25, 2012
Officials with Charlottesville Area Transit unveiled minor adjustments Monday to routes that serve the southern side of the city, just a month after being told by City Council to gather feedback on changes that had been crafted without public input. “Since the presentation to council, there has been an email ...
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University of Virginia, Curry School of Education