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New developer, Gallifrey Enterprises, plans Scottsville Road neighborhood

A new neighborhood may be coming to an approximately 13-acre property in Albemarle County at the intersection of Galaxie Farm Lane and Scottsville Road. Nicole Scro, founder of Gallifrey Enterprises, and Kelsey Schlein, a land-use planner for Shimp Engineering, recently presented the project to the 5th and Avon Community Advisory Committee. “The first step in […]

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Albemarle School Board evaluates achievement gaps

The Albemarle County School Board on Thursday took a deep dive into student achievement data at its annual State of the Division work session. The county’s public schools are fully accredited for the 2017-18 academic year, but the division’s pass rates on Standards of Learning exams for math, history and science were slightly below state […]

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Citizen committee floats idea of rezoning Pantops

A committee of Pantops residents and stakeholders has endorsed guiding principles for the future of the community — like protecting the Rivanna River and encouraging neighborhood-scale development — and a vision of land use for the area. The Pantops Community Advisory Council has been reviewing the existing Pantops Master Plan, which the Albemarle County Board […]

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Wawa plans second location on Pantops

Three months after receiving conditional approval for a gas station and convenience store on the corner of Proffit Road and U.S. 29, Wawa is hoping to build a second Charlottesville-area location on Pantops. The Albemarle County Architectural Review Board met with the company’s development team on Monday to discuss the plans for the second site. […]

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Albemarle Supervisors, School Board discuss private sector partnerships for new facilities

Many Virginia localities have adopted ordinances allowing their public infrastructure projects to be developed by private firms. So far, Albemarle County is not among them. At a joint meeting Thursday, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and the county School Board discussed the idea of public-private partnerships to develop new school facilities. The meeting focused […]