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September 26, 2017
The developer of a proposed apartment complex on Avon Street Extended asked the Albemarle County Planning Commission for more time to address the commission’s concerns on Tuesday when it became clear the body would not approve his project as-is. “We are all asking tough questions and that should not ...
August 08, 2017
The Albemarle County Planning Commission has approved a special-use permit for a University of Virginia indoor golf practice facility. A special-use permit had been approved for the UVa Foundation for a facility on the Birdwood Golf Course behind the Birdwood mansion in 2015, but the structure is now being relocated ...
May 23, 2017
Albemarle is one step closer to allowing the construction of solar farms after the county’s Planning Commission endorsed a zoning text amendment at its meeting Tuesday. “The applicant in this case hopes to develop a photovoltaic energy generation facility in Albemarle County,” said Scott Clark, a senior planner for ...
February 07, 2017
The Albemarle Planning Commission has recommended a plan for a new community youth center to be built in the Southwood neighborhood on Old Lynchburg Road. “Currently, the Boys & Girls Club has about 100 students on their waiting list,” said Craig Kotarski, a civil engineer with the Timmons Group. “This would ...
January 18, 2017
Representatives of a firm hired by Albemarle to study future redevelopment around the intersection of U.S. 29 and Rio Road have presented the first phase of their work to the county’s Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission. “If you’re doing a painting, you’ve got to get ...
November 24, 2016
The Albemarle County Planning Commission has been briefed on the latest version of the county’s capital improvement program budget. “It’s a combination of our five-year plan, which is balanced to revenues, and then another five-year look, which is what we call our capital needs assessment,” said Trevor Henry ...
August 16, 2016
A proposal to rezone a 277.5-acre site between Polo Grounds Road and Forest Lakes South for a new development received the endorsement of the Albemarle Planning Commission at its meeting Tuesday. Riverbend Development is proposing to rezone the site for a new development called Brookhill, which would have between ...
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 25, 2016
Albemarle County economic development staff on Monday presented data to the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission and Economic Development Authority as officials gear up to craft a long-term economic development plan for the county. The county’s director of economic development, Faith McClintic, stressed in a report the need for ...
March 11, 2016
Legislation signed this week by Gov. Terry McAuliffe will change the way Albemarle County and other Virginia localities negotiate with developers during the rezoning process. “It effectively renders our cash proffer policy [invalid],” said Bill Fritz, Albemarle’s chief of special projects. Fritz made his comments at a meeting Thursday ...
June 17, 2015
The amount of money developers pay in exchange for a rezoning is likely to decrease significantly after a committee concludes a review of Albemarle County’s cash proffer policy later this summer. The amount developers pay per new home could return once again to levels previously thought inadequate to cover ...
October 30, 2014
A volunteer panel of developers, economists and planners has begun the work of examining a central issue facing residents and elected officials in Albemarle County. “Do we have an income stream that allows us to maintain our infrastructure in the developed areas?” said Planning Commissioner Timothy Keller. He is a ...
June 30, 2014
As Albemarle officials consider changes to the approval process for communications towers in the county, some residents are asking that key protections be maintained. “Right now, you’re being asked to rule on a decision that will make it easier to place cell towers in established neighborhoods and if you ...
June 20, 2014
The Albemarle County Planning Commission has deferred a decision on a major mixed-use project that would transform a vacant heavy-industrial site into a new town center for Crozet. The commission and community leaders both said a deferral would allow more time for the developer to address concerns raised about issues ...
February 01, 2014
A retired landscape architect with long ties to the area has been named to serve as the at-large member of the Albemarle County Planning Commission. “I wish to apply my educational and work experience to plan and implement managed growth, a multimodal transportation system, rural conservation, sustainability, cultural tourism and ...
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