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Seminole Square redevelopment partially approved

Seminole Square’s aging shopping center is getting a facelift. The Charlottesville Planning Commission unanimously approved a redevelopment of Seminole Square that could allow the 32-year-old center to provide a more pedestrian-focused experience. As Charlottesville’s Entrance Corridor Review Board, the planning commission has the power to approve or deny designs in entrance corridors like the city’s […]

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CHS track closes for renovation

The Charlottesville High School track will be closed to the public starting Tuesday to undergo a long-awaited renovation.    The $2.05 million track replacement project will enable CHS to host track and meets by expanding the current track from six to eight lanes and adding new bleachers and restrooms. The school last hosted a meet in […]

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City approves bikes in Ragged Mountain Natural Area over county’s objections

The Charlottesville City Council voted on Monday to allow bicycling and running on designated trails in the Ragged Mountain Natural Area, despite a request from the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors to postpone a decision on the matter. The council, hoping to resolve a conflict between city and county regulations, formally requested that the Board […]

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Numerous county parks still waiting for funds

This story is part of our #CvilleCurious project. You ask the questions, you vote on the questions you’re most curious about, and we answer. To ask your question, visit the CvilleCurious page. This question came from an anonymous reader. Just outside of Charlottesville, an ancient forest is glowing with the gold autumn colors of hickory […]

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New Crozet subdivision gets support for stream crossing

A future subdivision in Crozet is one step closer to being built after the Albemarle County Planning Commission recommended approval of a special-use permit for a stream crossing at its meeting Tuesday. “This is a close call, a judgment call,” Commissioner Bruce Dotson said. West Glen — a proposed development between the Crozet Crossing and […]

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Charlottesville officials hear support for bikes at Ragged Mountain

After several months of public debate over whether or not to allow bikes and dogs into the Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville officials have developed four potential options for public use of the reservoir’s forested watershed. Approximately 80 people attended a meeting Tuesday at Trinity Presbyterian Church. “The world is exploding around us, and here […]

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Input sought on bicycle and pedestrian survey

Are Charlottesville’s pedestrians “strong and fearless”? Are its bicyclists “enthused and confident”? Or are narrow sidewalks, missing bike lanes, and rolling hills holding them back? Those are some of the questions asked in a new online survey meant to inform future efforts to improve the bicycle and pedestrian environment. “The survey is geared to understand […]

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