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New Dominion electrical substation gets approval from city planners

By Sean Tubbs Charlottesville Tomorrow Tuesday, May 8, 2012 A plan by Dominion Virginia Power to increase the reliability of Charlottesville’s electric grid took one step forward Tuesday as the city Planning Commission voiced approval. Design Development LLC was hired to create a model that shows how the substation would fit on the existing site […]

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See 3D renderings of the proposed 29 Western Bypass as viewed within Google Earth

Charlottesville Tomorrow has spent the past month providing our readers in-depth information and exclusive audio of the debate over the 29 Western Bypass project.  Now, we have dusted off VDOT’s 1997 plans and created 3D visualizations that allow you to see how this proposed road would impact the character of your commute, of your neighborhood, […]

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State and local officials disagree over next steps in bypass discussion

By Sean Tubbs & Brian Wheeler Charlottesville Tomorrow Monday, June 20, 2011 If you have downloaded Google Earth , you can use this overlay map compiled by Charlottesville Tomorrow to fly the bypass route detailed in VDOT’s 2003 supplemental environmental impact statement VDOT’s regional administrator and the director of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission […]

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See the community in 3D: The Claudius Place project in Crozet, VA

Hyperlocal community news in 3D Charlottesville Tomorrow is pleased to share 3D visualizations of the proposed Claudius Place project in Crozet, VA. Claudius Place is a two-story 6,067 sq. ft. commercial project in downtown Crozet currently under review by Albemarle County. First floor is 1,967 sq. ft. featuring a State Farm Insurance office in one […]

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See the community in 3D: The earthen dam for the Ragged Mountain Reservoir

Hyperlocal community news in 3D Charlottesville Tomorrow is pleased to share 3D visualizations of the earthen dam being designed for the Ragged Mountain Reservoir. The existing Upper and Lower Ragged Mountain Dams will be taken out of service with the construction of a new earthen dam built downstream during 2012-2013. The first phase of the […]

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See the community in 3D: The Re-Store’N Station project in Crozet, VA

Hyperlocal community news in 3D Charlottesville Tomorrow is pleased to share 3D visualizations of the proposed Re-Store’N Station in Crozet, VA. The Re-Store’N Station is a project currently under review by Albemarle County.  It is a convenience store with gas pumps and office space located on property zoned Highway Commercial on Route 250 West in […]

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Earthen dam proposed for water plan

By Brian Wheeler Charlottesville Tomorrow Friday, May 21, 2010 More than a year and a half after consultant Gannett Fleming was dismissed from work on the design of a new dam for the Ragged Mountain Reservoir , the Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority has unveiled a new approach that is expected to cost tens of […]