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Albemarle Planning Commission kicks off review of affordable housing policy

Albemarle’s Planning Commission is working to improve the way the county can best provide affordable living choices to its residents. The commission’s recommendations will be reviewed by the Board of Supervisors later this year as it considers changes to the 2005 Affordable Housing Policy and whether to make it part of the updated Comprehensive Plan. […]

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City and county seek common goals for joint planning

Planning staff and officials in the city of Charlottesville and Albemarle County will spend this summer identifying joint goals to include in their respective comprehensive plan updates. Earlier this year, officials identified seven shared priorities: historic preservation, entrance corridors, environment, housing, economy, transportation and land use. In separate meetings Tuesday, each planning commission began identifying […]

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City, county miss Rivanna pump station deadline

The Albemarle County Service Authority and the city of Charlottesville will not meet a self-imposed deadline to enter into a cost-share agreement for the replacement of the Rivanna sewer pump station. When the Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority’s board of directors voted 4-3 in December to select a location for the pump station, it also […]

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County holds roundtable to discuss ways of streamlining the development review process

Members of the development community, environmental leaders and Albemarle County officials came together last week to discuss proposed changes to the development review process. The adjustments are intended to streamline the process by which projects are reviewed. “It’s really about trying to shorten those timeframes, avoid those regulations that are not necessary, continue to maintain […]

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Mark Graham, Albemarle County

Mark Graham, Director of Community Development, Albemarle County Where were you born (and raised, if different)? Born in Oakland, California (one of the first Kaiser Permanente babies) and raised in La Grange, Texas (home of the Chicken Ranch for those who know Texas), first came to Virginia for grad school and loved it. I seem […]

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Western Bypass observers withholding judgment on designs

Detailed plans for the Western Bypass of U.S. 29 are now available to the public for the first time following the Commonwealth Transportation Board’s decision Wednesday to award a $135 million contract to design and build the four-lane highway in Albemarle County.    Technical drawings and construction plans have been kept under wraps since it […]