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City Council pans rezoning for Carlton Avenue apartments

A proposal for a housing development in the Belmont neighborhood has been halted. The Charlottesville City Council voted, 4-0, to deny rezoning a property at 1206 Carlton Ave. from two-family residential to multifamily to allow the construction of six two-bedroom apartments. Councilor Mike Signer was absent from the meeting. Justin Shimp, of Shimp Engineering, has […]

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City Council allocates $2.4 million to affordable housing projects

Money is moving on Charlottesville affordable housing projects. The City Council has approved distributing $2.4 million from the Charlottesville Affordable Housing Fund to the local Habitat for Humanity, the Albemarle Housing Improvement Program and the private affordable housing development Carlton Views. “I have some questions about the accountability piece for the organizations applying for funding,” […]

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City Council appoints four to Planning Commission after Smith steps down

The Charlottesville Planning Commission will see new faces after the departure of two members. On Monday, the City Council appointed Gary Heaton and Rory Stolzenberg to the panel and reappointed Taneia Dowell and Jody Lahendro. Heaton and Stolzenberg replace Genevieve Keller, who has served two terms, and Hunter Smith, whose departure formally was announced Monday morning, […]

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Negotiations begin between Riverbend and the housing authority

Negotiations are beginning between the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority and a development team that includes Riverbend Development and the Virginia Community Development Corp. to modernize the city’s public housing neighborhoods. The CRHA Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to allow Grant Duffield, executive director of CRHA, to work with the team to draft a […]

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Riverbend eyed for redevelopment of city public housing

Riverbend Development and the Virginia Community Development Corp. will oversee the first phase of the redevelopment of public housing in Charlottesville, if the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority board agrees and the next few steps of negotiations and planning go smoothly. CRHA first sought interest from developers in May and opened a request for proposals […]

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Belmont parking restrictions weighed

Story updated 4:46 p.m. Sept. 18 Commuters and patrons of businesses in downtown Belmont soon may have to train themselves to check signs when parking on some of the neighborhood’s streets. The Charlottesville City Council on Monday took no action on a request for a permit parking zone for that neighborhood. If eventually approved, the […]