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Crozet startup CounterFlow AI closes $2.7 million investment round

Crozet cybersecurity startup CounterFlow AI announced last week that it raised $2.7 million in seed funding from Osage University Partners, the Charlottesville Angel Network, and several individual investors. “We are looking to grow and stay in Crozet,” said Randy Caldejon, co-founder and CEO of CounterFlow AI. “Our intent is for this to fund the true […]

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A tour of Charlottesville’s many murals

Dozens of murals brighten the walls of restaurants, businesses and street corners around the Charlottesville Area. Many of these works of art were created through Tom Tom Founders Festival’s annual “City as Canvas Mural Project,” in which local and regional artists are invited to reimagine and often paint places around Charlottesville. The “Paint & Poetry” […]

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Crozet advisory group asks VDOT to evaluate stop signs for Crozet Avenue intersections

At its July meeting, the Crozet Community Advisory Committee passed a resolution to ask the Virginia Department of Transportation to consider evaluating whether the installation of several new stop signs could improve the flow of traffic at the intersection of Crozet Avenue, Jarmans Gap Road and Tabor Street near downtown Crozet. “The traffic on Crozet […]

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Perrone Robotics move to Crozet welcomed by Community Advisory Committee

Perrone Robotics, a Charlottesville company that makes software for self-driving cars, wants to relocate to downtown Crozet. Earlier this week, the Crozet Community Advisory Committee endorsed a rezoning with proffers that would make this possible. Greg Scharer, chief operating officer of Perrone Robotics, said keeping his company in Central Virginia instead of moving to Silicon […]

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Crozet residents consider options for downtown plaza

A plaza designed to be centerpiece of downtown Crozet could feature wading pools for children, a communal fireplace or a railroad-themed concert stage. At a public meeting of the Downtown Crozet Initiative on Thursday, Crozet residents offered feedback on three design concepts for Crozet Plaza, a 25,000-square-foot civic space at the former site of the […]

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County development areas attracting growth, but homebuilders see room for more

A larger percentage of Albemarle County’s new housing in recent years has been contained in a small portion of its total land area, as directed by the county’s Comprehensive Plan. But some local developers believe that county government could do more to let them implement this growth management strategy. Albemarle’s Comprehensive Plan calls for most […]