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County officials shown vision for urban Albemarle

As Albemarle County prepares for a larger population, officials are seeking ways to encourage the development of an urban community along U.S. 29. The Board of Supervisors held a joint session Tuesday with the Planning Commission to hear an update on the Rio Road small-area plan, a document that seeks to create a vision for […]

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Supervisors briefed on next phase of Rio Road plan

As motorists continue to get accustomed to the new grade-separated intersection at U.S. 29 and Rio Road, Albemarle officials are envisioning a “transformational” future for the land in the vicinity. “We’re hoping we’re going to encourage the economic benefit that the pedestrian mall in downtown [Charlottesville] has,” said Andrew Gast-Bray, Albemarle’s planning director.  Albemarle is […]