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Plan in works for land swap to create athletic fields at Biscuit Run

By Brian Wheeler Charlottesville Tomorrow Friday, December 30, 2011 Throughout this year’s master planning process for the new Biscuit Run State Park , local officials repeatedly pushed for the inclusion of athletic fields. It was also the No. 1 request from the public. CONCEPT illustration provided by Habitat for Humanity However, the state’s Department of […]

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Albemarle planners look favorably on expansion of growth area along Route 20

The Albemarle Planning Commission has provided significant support to a proposal from local developer Wendell Wood to move more than 317 acres along Route 20 south of Charlottesville into the designated growth area. If ultimately approved after further study, the project would represent a significant change for Albemarle’s Comprehensive Plan. Somerset Farm sits south of […]

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City Council’s sixth town hall dominated by traffic concerns

By Brian Wheeler Charlottesville Tomorrow Friday, May 13, 2011 About 90 city residents gathered at Johnson Elementary School on Thursday for the sixth community town hall meeting held by Charlottesville’s City Council during the past year. Mullberry Avenue residents Beth Stein & David Tooley Neighbors from Fry’s Spring and Johnson Village provided abundant feedback on […]

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Biscuit Run State Park goals and objectives refined in advance of public hearing

This article is an extended version of what appears in today’s Daily Progress   By Brian Wheeler Charlottesville Tomorrow Tuesday, May 3, 2011 The Charlottesville-Albemarle community continues to put its unique imprint on the plans for the future Biscuit Run State Park .  A 27-member advisory committee held its third meeting Monday after spending two […]

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Planning team calls for athletic fields at Biscuit Run State Park

Related Biscuit Run Stories: State kicks off Biscuit Run State Park planning effort as deal remains under scrutiny – 1/30/2011 , By Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow Biscuit Run state park could open in 2014 – 7/27/2010 , By Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow Kaine speaks at Monticello to announce success on conservation goal, Biscuit Run acquisition […]

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State kicks off Biscuit Run State Park planning effort as deal remains under scrutiny

Related Biscuit Run Stories: Biscuit Run state park could open in 2014 – 7/27/2010 , By Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow Kaine speaks at Monticello to announce success on conservation goal, Biscuit Run acquisition – 1/8/2010 , By Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow Biscuit Run bought by Virginia to create new state park in Albemarle – 12/31/2009 […]

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Biscuit Run state park could open in 2014

By Sean Tubbs Charlottesville Tomorrow Wednesday, July 27, 2010 The director of Virginia’s state park system said Biscuit Run could open as a park within four years, depending on whether the General Assembly approves a bond referendum in 2012. “If the stars all line up, it could happen,” said Joe Elton, state parks director. The […]