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Developer seeks 65 homes on crowded Rio Road East

The Albemarle Planning Commission has recommended approval of a 65-unit apartment complex on Rio Road East, despite concerns that the surrounding area is developing faster than new infrastructure can be built. The proposed ‘Lofts at Meadowcreek’ is the latest residential project planned for a small stretch of Rio Road, joining the ranks of Belvedere, Dunlora […]

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Local developers emphasize importance of “green” construction

By Jason Ha Charlottesville Tomorrow Friday, May 13, 2011 The James River Green Building Council hosted a forum Tuesday and invited three local real estate developers to talk about sustainability in terms of environmentally friendly, or “green,” design and construction practices. Listen using player above or download the podcast: Download 20110510_JRGBC Chris Schooley, former development […]

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MPO approves bike trail plan, hears details of sustainability awards

By Sean Tubbs Charlottesville Tomorrow Wednesday, November 24, 2010 The MPO Policy Board has been briefed on how the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission will use a $990,000 “sustainable communities” grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Listen using player above or download the podcast: Download 20101122-MPO Stephen Williams, the TJPDC’s […]

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Davies’ replacement on transportation board seeks new approaches to congestion

By Sean Tubbs Charlottesville Tomorrow Friday, September 24, 2010 The Charlottesville region’s new representative on the Commonwealth Transportation Board urged members of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization Wednesday to come up with fresh solutions to addressing traffic congestion. “We don’t have to do [road construction] the same way it’s been done for years and years,” […]

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Planners propose commuter bike trail from Rivanna Station military base to downtown Charlottesville

By Sean Tubbs Charlottesville Tomorrow Thursday, March 25, 2010 Area planners are developing plans for a commuter bike trail to connect the heart of Charlottesville with northern Albemarle County , and elements of the proposed route are already under construction. “The goal is to provide a connection for both bicyclists and pedestrians that would extend […]

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Charlottesville Mayor Norris calls for study of athletic fields; reiterates support for McIntire YMCA

Mayor Dave Norris Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris has called on his fellow City Councilors to amend the McIntire Park master plan to preserve the existing softball fields. Norris made his remarks at a March 14, 2009 press conference in which he called for a study of how to better allocate the community’s existing fields. Podcast […]

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Is affordable housing available in “The best place to live in America”?

EDITOR’S NOTE — March 27, 2009: This story has been corrected in response to the comments from Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris . We regret the error that led to the omission of the Charlottesville Housing Fund initiative and the use of the City’s Strategic Investment reserve fund. The original story compared Charlottesville and Albemarle’s operational […]