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Friendship Court architect: Urban density increases vibrancy, but must be made equitable

The architect responsible for the master plan for the redevelopment of Friendship Court told the Charlottesville chapter of the Urban Land Institute on Thursday that the time is right to invest in dense, walkable downtowns. David Dixon, an architect with Boston-based Stantec, told ULI at a presentation at CitySpace that people with at least a […]

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Albemarle panel denies call for urban density along Moores Creek

The Albemarle County Planning Commission has recommended denial of a request to allow a dense residential development near the Willoughby neighborhood and the future Fifth Street Station retail complex. “I think there’s lots of homework to do here,” Planning Commission member Richard Randolph said at a meeting last week. Developer Keith Woodard had asked the […]

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Neighborhood concerned about potential traffic issues with proposed E. Market building

With Charlottesville’s City Council set to consider a permit for a new, five-story building on East Market Street on Monday night, the president of the Martha Jefferson Neighborhood Association wants its members to weigh the project’s impact on the greater community. “As development takes place in and around the city, it has cumulative effects on […]