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August 09, 2016
The Albemarle County Planning Commission voted Tuesday evening to approve plans for a proposed cell tower that could be built on a portion of Albemarle High School’s campus. The proposal consists of the installation of a 125-foot-tall monopole with three arrays of platform-mounted antennae located in a 3,610-square-foot ...
July 13, 2016
For the third time this year, the Albemarle County Planning Commission has recommended against lowering the amount of money a developer must pay for each home made possible through a rezoning. “All of the requests for proffer reductions have come without any financial explanation except that the market is not ...
June 22, 2016
A future subdivision in Crozet is one step closer to being built after the Albemarle County Planning Commission recommended approval of a special-use permit for a stream crossing at its meeting Tuesday. “This is a close call, a judgment call,” Commissioner Bruce Dotson said. West Glen — a proposed development between ...
June 08, 2016
A proposal to expand Re-Store’N Station, a controversial gas station and convenience store in Crozet, may be facing another contentious review process after the Albemarle County Planning Commission voted Tuesday to recommend denial of a special use permit amendment. “As good stewards to the community and to our natural ...
May 24, 2016
A county schools' plan to ask for $500,000 for capacity planning at Albemarle High School as part of a proposed $35.5 million November bond referendum met resistance Tuesday night. After a brief public hearing, the Albemarle County Planning Commission reached consensus in favor of the brick-and-mortar items on ...
May 11, 2016
A proposed 80-unit development off U.S. 250 in Crozet cleared a regulatory hurdle Tuesday as the Albemarle County Planning Commission approved a rezoning request related to the project. The commission voted, 5-2, to approve rezoning the 20-acre Adelaide development site from its by-right one-unit-per-acre zoning to six units per ...
February 25, 2016
The Albemarle County Planning Commission has told the developer of a proposed community in Crozet that it wants to see single-family detached homes in the next version of the plan. However, commissioners did not reach consensus on the number of total units they think should be built in the Adelaide ...
February 24, 2016
The Albemarle Planning Commission has recommended denial of a developer’s request to pay a lower cash proffer than that required by a previous rezoning in 2014. “In my seven years on the planning commission, we have never been asked to make an evaluation on a cash proffer,” said Commissioner ...
December 19, 2014
A local automotive dealership with property that will be affected by the construction of the grade-separated interchange at U.S. Route 29 and Rio Road has received support for its plans to expand along Berkmar Drive. The Albemarle County Planning Commission on Tuesday unanimously recommended that the county’s Comprehensive ...
March 23, 2014
Second in a series exploring local government budgets As Albemarle and Charlottesville consider spending plans for the next fiscal year, the city is able to devote significant resources to urban infrastructure, whereas the county is facing challenges. While Albemarle has invested heavily in master planning projects over the years, its ...
November 09, 2013
Even as warm-weather enthusiasm for bicycling winds down, Charlottesville’s bicycle and pedestrian safety committee is working to increase the focus on alternative transportation options under the leadership of the city’s bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, Amanda Poncy. The committee recently appointed Scott Paisley as its voting member on Charlottesville ...
August 05, 2013
The Albemarle County Planning Commission recently recommended approval of the 69-unit Riverside Village project on Pantops. For the majority of commissioners, the development near the banks of the Rivanna River just south of Darden Towe Park, between Route 20 and Free Bridge Lane, is a good fit with the Pantops ...
August 04, 2013
Despite residents’ concerns about traffic and other impacts to their neighborhood, the Albemarle County Planning Commission has unanimously recommended approval of a residential development at the intersection of Barracks and Georgetown roads. “Traffic is an issue, and in some places it’s a problem,” said Commissioner Tom Loach at last ...
August 01, 2013
After 38 public meetings, countless hours of staff work and three different drafts, the Albemarle County Planning Commission on Tuesday concluded its review of the county's comprehensive plan. "If you feel tired, there's a reason," Elaine Echols, Albemarle County 's principal planner, told the commission. "We've been ...
July 28, 2013
The region’s Long Range Transportation Plan identifies all the major transportation projects for which Charlottesville and Albemarle County can receive federal funding. But with only months to go before the plan must be completed and adopted, local officials and residents still worry about how the planning is being done ...
September 19, 2012
The 16 people who sit on the Albemarle and Charlottesville planning commissions gathered around a table Tuesday to hash out potential ways the two communities can cooperate on economic development, environmental protection and other areas of common concern. The joint meeting was part of a planning initiative made possible by ...
August 02, 2012
The Albemarle County Planning Commission has agreed with the Charlottesville Planning Commission that the Woolen Mills area and the Rivanna River should be the primary focus of a joint meeting later this year. “I would urge us to concentrate on these two and really take this on as something we ...
August 01, 2012
The Albemarle County Planning Commission voted Tuesday to recommend approval of the Monticello United Soccer Club’s application for the construction of four soccer fields and a parking area for as many as 96 vehicles off Polo Grounds Road. The four new fields would be on a parcel not far ...
July 19, 2012
A new commercial development along U.S. 29 received a favorable recommendation from the Albemarle Planning Commission at its meeting Tuesday. Albrecht Place will consist of a 48,000-square-foot commercial building and 183-space parking lot on about 3.4 currently wooded acres behind the Shoppers World shopping center and next ...
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