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Council again defers action on West Main rezoning

The Charlottesville City Council decided Monday to wait until January to vote on a rezoning for West Main Street that would lower the maximum heights of future buildings. The Planning Commission had recommended changes at its December meeting but the city received letters from two property owners last week that claimed the joint public hearing […]

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Panel resumes review of West Main streetscape plan

Planners hired to create a new streetscape for West Main Street have returned to Charlottesville to resume work on the project. “We’re delighted to be back here again,” said Elliot Rhodeside of Rhodeside & Harwell, who were paid $350,000 to develop a plan for new trees and wider sidewalks and bike lanes to improve West Main […]

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Charlottesville planning panel takes first pass at capital budget

The Charlottesville Planning Commission has begun its review of a projected $80 million five-year capital improvement program budget, including $21.6 million in spending next fiscal year. “This is the first draft and we’re just now beginning to get a picture of the revenues,” said Ryan Davidson, the city’s senior budget and management analyst. The capital […]

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New Charlottesville planning director settling in

The new director of Charlottesville’s Department of Neighborhood Development Services says he is ready to take on the many challenges he’s inherited as the public face of growth and development. “My role is to help facilitate meaningful planning, development and redevelopment efforts, and to build the pathway I feel is necessary to address challenging public […]

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Charlottesville Planning Commission recommends lower buildings for West Main

The Charlottesville Planning Commission voted Tuesday to support a rezoning of West Main Street that would limit the heights of future buildings on the corridor. “The proposed zoning amendments seek to alleviate the concerns revolving around development in the West Main corridor by establishing clear building envelopes, reducing allowable heights and encouraging adaptive reuse of […]