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August 07, 2018
After several attempts to reach a diverse cross-section of Charlottesville’s population, the city plans to ask community organizations for input on the city’s vision. The Planning Commission will hold a public meeting on Aug. 21 with leaders of community organizations at the Herman Key Jr. Recreation Center. It ...
March 16, 2018
The Charlottesville Planning Commission recommended Tuesday the denial of a rezoning on Carlton Avenue that would have allowed for six two-bedroom units. Commissioners Jody Lahendro and Kurt Keesecker were the two dissenting votes in the 4-2 decision on 1206 Carlton Avenue. Commissioner Corey Clayborne was absent. Commissioners said they were ...
March 14, 2018
The Charlottesville Planning Commission has issued its final approval of a preliminary site plan for an apartment complex at 1011 E. Jefferson St. that could have up to 127 units. “Approval of a site plan is a ministerial function [over] which the Planning Commission has little or no discretion,” reads ...
March 03, 2018
The Charlottesville Planning Commission is set to get more time to complete its state-mandated review of the city’s Comprehensive Plan. The City Council’s consent agenda for Monday includes an item that will extend the amount of time the commission will have to complete its work from June to ...
January 28, 2018
Director discusses work of architecture school entity in relation to city’s woes Charlottesville’s vision statement aspires for the city to be “A Great Place to Live for All of Our Citizens.” But as evidenced at recent City Council meetings and the response to the Unite the Right rally ...
November 15, 2017
As Charlottesville officials discuss ways to improve communications with city residents, the PLACE Design Task Force was briefed recently on lessons learned by another Virginia city. The task force was created in 2012 to advise the City Council and inform the community on urban design issues. One of its tasks ...
August 18, 2017
Plans are in motion to secure funds for a study of Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall to evaluate its historic value and maintenance efforts and to suggest ways to better care for it. The PLACE Design Task Force, an advisory body for the Planning Commission and City Council, decided at a ...
July 17, 2017
The Charlottesville Planning Commission continued this week with their “legal review” of the rules that control the size, shape, placement and use of buildings within the city’s 10.4 square miles. “The easiest way to think of this is as a compilation of anything and everything that the city ...
May 11, 2017
For the second time in six weeks, the Charlottesville Planning Commission has been briefed on ways to use local government funding to help increase the number of affordable units in the city. The city’s Housing Advisory Committee has been working to prioritize a list of recommendations made in early ...
April 20, 2017
As Charlottesville continues to experience a building and redevelopment boom, some officials are hoping increased public participation in the Comprehensive Plan update can help ensure that the city grows in a manner that benefits all its residents. “We keep getting the message that we are not getting all the different ...
February 28, 2017
The Charlottesville Planning Commission is putting the finishing touches on a document that seeks to get more city residents involved in upcoming conversations about how the city is preparing for growth. “It seems like it is our responsibility to bring a diverse group of people to the table,” said Commissioner ...
January 12, 2017
As more people choose to live in Charlottesville and more companies launch or expand, officials are reviewing the city’s rules and regulations to try to make sure that development’s impact on existing residents can be mitigated. “Development is going to happen one way or another,” said Planning Commissioner ...
November 12, 2016
The Charlottesville Planning Commission was given the chance recently to comment on a plan to allow bicycling and running at the Ragged Mountain Natural Area. “To be clear, consensus is not required,” Brian Daly, director of the city’s parks department, said at a commission meeting Wednesday. “As part of ...
November 11, 2016
The creation of a historic district for the Woolen Mills neighborhood came closer to becoming a reality this week as the Charlottesville Planning Commission endorsed the idea. “Ever since I’ve been on the Planning Commission, the Woolen Mills has been coming to us to try to get a higher ...
October 28, 2016
A Charlottesville nonprofit corporation is working to create affordable homeownership opportunities in the area as real estate values continue to rise. The Thomas Jefferson Community Land Trust held an open house earlier this week at CitySpace to raise awareness of the organization among local government officials, real estate professionals and ...
October 25, 2016
The Albemarle and Charlottesville planning commissions had the opportunity Tuesday for a joint discussion on a redevelopment project that could help the two communities realize a goal of improving the area’s connections with the Rivanna River. Developer Brian Roy is seeking a rezoning that will allow for an adaptive ...
October 12, 2016
The Charlottesville Planning Commission voted, 4-3, Tuesday to recommend denial of a special-use permit that would allow a 126-unit apartment complex to be constructed in the Little High Street neighborhood. “I think development of this parcel would be a good thing,” said Commissioner Corey Clayborne. “But I think what’s ...
May 11, 2016
The Charlottesville Planning Commission narrowly recommended approval of a special-use permit Tuesday that would allow additional density for a new residential building on West Main Street. The commission also recommended on a 4-3 vote that the city’s parking requirements be modified to allow only one half space for every ...
January 20, 2016
More than 300 students in the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture will focus on Preston Avenue this week, more than 50 years after its current form was created by Charlottesville’s urban renewal. Preston Avenue is the subject of the school’s fifth annual Vortex, a weeklong planning ...
December 09, 2015
For the second time this fall, the Charlottesville Planning Commission has recommended a rezoning for West Main Street that would lower the maximum heights allowed in new construction. Several members of the public called for the action at a public hearing Tuesday. “I applaud our zoning laws and whatever you ...
August 16, 2015
As construction continues on two new buildings on West Main Street, Charlottesville officials continue to review possible changes to the zoning code to reduce the height and massing of future structures. “You’ve gotten really large buildings that people don’t like and they’ve asked you to take a ...
June 25, 2015
Charlottesville Planning Commission members had a rare chance this week to weigh in on an action pending before their counterparts in Albemarle County. “This is the first instance of us [jointly] talking about a county project that has a direct effect on a city neighborhood and other city resources,” said ...
June 14, 2015
Developer Oliver Kuttner’s plan to build a 233-unit, nine-story residential tower in downtown Charlottesville has been dealt a setback by the city’s Planning Commission. Commissioners voted 4 to 2 at their meeting last week to recommend denial of a special-use permit that would allow Kuttner to build at ...
May 31, 2015
Verizon Wireless has asked the city of Charlottesville to alter its zoning rules to allow for the installation of more microcells and other new technologies that will boost the company’s capacity to provide wireless data transmission to customers. “They want to put microcells where people congregate and are using ...
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