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March 15, 2018
The public had its first chance Thursday to see plans for a “trail hub” designed to connect current and future pathways near 5th St. Station in Albemarle County. “This came out of a conversation that [county trail planner] Dan Mahon and I had about five years ago, and he showed ...
November 11, 2017
Imagine there was a paved trail for walking and biking between downtown Charlottesville and Monticello, or a trail from Crozet to the University of Virginia. Would people use them? What benefits might they provide? Who would oppose them? Whose property would they be built on? Local planners and environmental organizations ...
August 02, 2017
SECOND IN A SERIES When it comes to conversations about connectivity in Albemarle County’s southern growth area, suggestions for reducing traffic on Old Lynchburg Road have included a road between the Redfields neighborhood and U.S. Route 29, and a connection between Sunset Avenue Extended and Fontaine Avenue. A ...
August 01, 2017
FIRST IN A SERIES With almost 700 residential units coming to Albemarle County’s southern urban growth area, both county and city residents say they are concerned about accommodating the impacts of those new houses and apartments, many of which are in the vicinity 5th Street Extended and Old Lynchburg ...
March 23, 2017
Plans for both the future Biscuit Run State Park and the redevelopment of the Southwood Mobile Home Park took a step forward Thursday as Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation celebrated a key land exchange. “There were a lot of things that ...
December 20, 2016
The Charlottesville City Council voted on Monday to allow bicycling and running on designated trails in the Ragged Mountain Natural Area, despite a request from the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors to postpone a decision on the matter. The council, hoping to resolve a conflict between city and county regulations ...
November 07, 2016
Another new apartment complex is being planned for a stretch of land on the southern side of Interstate 64 in Albemarle County. The 80-unit Timberland Park will be built next to the Woodlands of Charlottesville, a high-end rental complex. “The visibility of this development building is expected to be similar ...
September 18, 2016
The opening of the new 5th Street Station will bring more shopping and dining opportunities for area residents, but some planners and activists are hopeful commitments made during the land’s rezoning will be a catalyst for the southern urban area’s bike and pedestrian network. “There is tremendous potential ...
July 16, 2016
A 200-unit apartment development is coming just south of Interstate 64 along Fifth Street Extended. “It’s an example of the shape of things to come for the southern urban area,” said Rex Linville, co-chairman of the Fifth & Avon Community Advisory Committee. The by-right development, called Fifth Street Place, will ...
April 23, 2016
The city of Charlottesville has partnered with hometown musician Dave Matthews to purchase land that will serve as a critical link for the Rivanna Trail. “It’s an excellent addition to the park system that can not only accommodate the trail, but the upland forest is in really good shape ...
April 04, 2016
As population continues to increase, the man in charge of running Albemarle’s government is searching for ways to pay for the urban infrastructure called for in the county’s guiding documents in an era of limited resources. “How do we get to that aspirational future that makes a difference ...
February 14, 2015
Conservation easements are an increasingly popular tool used to manage growth and protect the rural heritage of Albemarle County. While conservationists are celebrating the recent protection of a 770-acre farm in western Albemarle, one easement critic says there can be too much of a good thing and at taxpayers’ expense ...
February 10, 2015
Move would result in area’s largest pathway system A regional transportation body has signaled early support for a Habitat for Humanity plan that would connect the future Biscuit Run State Park to Albemarle’s southern urban area with a network of bike and pedestrian trails. Habitat has suggested that ...
October 28, 2014
Albemarle County is well known for its mountain views and rural countryside. The ability to quickly jump from the city of Charlottesville to fields, farms and forests is due in part to the success of conservation easements placed on surrounding rural properties. “We’ve had great success with conservation easements ...
July 06, 2014
Albemarle County could be the new owner of more than 800 acres of rural parkland by the end of 2014, but it likely will be many years before the land can be enjoyed by area residents. “We’ve got a lot of things planned and we’ve got a lot ...
November 04, 2012
The Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission released a report in September that analyzed the state’s conservation easement programs, and suggested possible sources for dedicated revenue to reliably fund those programs. The report, mandated by the Virginia General Assembly, concluded that the state’s Land Preservation Tax Credit ...
October 10, 2012
Managers of a historic property in Albemarle County came before the Planning Commission on Tuesday with a request to expand the holding of special events at a farm with a new hard cider operation. Twenty residents spoke at the public hearing, the majority raising concerns about event traffic and noise ...
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