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Woolen Mills neighborhood designated historic conservation district

A portion of Charlottesville’s Woolen Mills neighborhood has become the third area of the city to be designated as a historic conservation district. Charlottesville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to create the district, which proponents claim will keep land prices lower in the predominantly single-family residential neighborhood. “In thinking about the shape of the city […]

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Woolen Mills revival project takes big step forward

The Albemarle Board of Supervisors has approved a rezoning that will allow the vacant Woolen Mills factory to be converted into a residential and commercial complex at the confluence of Moores Creek and the Rivanna River. “I think it’s a wonderful project and I’ve been hoping for years that somebody would take this on because […]

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Water Street Extended to open by year’s end

When an extension of Water Street opens to traffic later this year, one Carlton Road business owner is hoping people will feel like downtown Charlottesville has grown to the east. “As the crow flies, this neighborhood is practically adjacent to downtown, but because there were no direct routes, it has always seemed much further away,” […]

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Rivanna Pump Station construction bids well under budget

The cost of relocating the Rivanna Pump Station in the Woolen Mills neighborhood has come in millions of dollars below expectations. The contentious project divided Charlottesville and Albemarle County leaders who disagreed on the best location to upgrade the facility. Price was a determining factor, yet after more than a year of discussions, no agreement […]

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Albemarle water authority skeptical of expenditures on odor control

Members of the Albemarle County Service Authority have expressed concern about spending additional money to contain odor that emanates from the Moores Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. “We shouldn’t entertain a bigger project on odor control,” said Richard Carter, who represents the Jack Jouett District on the ACSA Board of Directors. A majority of members also […]