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Council clears way for expanded Kroger at new Charlottesville location

One shopping center on U.S. 29 will start a “second life” beginning next summer when one of the region’s three Kroger stores relocates in a revamped space. “We want to upgrade our facilities and have the best stores for our customers in Charlottesville,” said Fenton Childers, Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic real estate manager. The City Council recently […]

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Costs increasing for city’s portion of adaptive traffic signal network

Charlottesville’s share of a next-generation network of intelligent traffic signals could cost five times as much as originally expected. In February, the City Council agreed to reallocate $450,000 from other projects to upgrade traffic signals using Rhythm Engineering’s InSync technology, which adjusts lights in real time according to fluctuating traffic patterns. “Their product is probably […]

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New Hotel planned for former cinema site

A Staunton-based company has submitted plans to Charlottesville for a hotel on the site of the former Regal 4 cinema. City officials say plans developed for Heritage Hospitality Management do not conflict with the Virginia Department of Transportation’s plans for a road extension that will run parallel to U.S. 29.   “It appears the building […]

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MPO considers expanding its boundaries to other localities in region

The Metropolitan Planning Organization’s policy board will consider today whether to expand its boundaries to include Lake Monticello, Ruckersville and other growing communities located outside of Albemarle County. “Important transportation decisions will be made about the highways that connect those areas to Charlottesville via U.S. 29, Virginia Route 53 and U.S. 250,” said Stephen Williams, […]