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Elected officials react to study identifying new business targets

Charlottesville city councilors and Albemarle County supervisors were briefed Wednesday on the results of a targeted industry study commissioned by the Thomas Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development. Sharon Younger, the consultant who conducted the $150,000 study, said both communities should focus on industries that provide high-paying wages while creating other support jobs.   “There are […]

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County continues conversation on industrial land use

By Kurt Walters Charlottesville Tomorrow Tuesday, November 29, 2011 As part of Albemarle County ’s comprehensive plan review, county staff members held a roundtable discussion Monday to gather stakeholder comments on industrial land needs. Business owners, environmental and pro-business advocates and representatives from the city of Charlottesville and University of Virginia gave input on what […]

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Supervisors adopt Crozet master plan update

By Sean Tubbs Charlottesville Tomorrow Monday, October 18, 2010 The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved an update of the Crozet Master Plan.  The amendments to the twenty-year plan lower the ultimate population potential and seek to focus the community’s growth into three distinct areas. “The master plan continues to emphasize redevelopment of […]

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County planners reject inclusion of industrial park in Crozet Master Plan

This article is an extended version of what appears in the Daily Progress. By Bridgett Lynn & Brian Wheeler Charlottesville Tomorrow Wednesday, July 14, 2010 While Albemarle County is seeking to increase its industrial and commercial land activity, proposals reviewed as part of the Crozet Master Plan to build a new business park and convert […]

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County planners prefer independent review of Yancey business park proposal in Crozet

By Brian Wheeler Charlottesville Tomorrow Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Having been heard on their demands for lower population projections, no expansion of the growth area, and preservation of the downtown business district, the Crozet community appears to be largely in favor of the village’s updated 20-year Master Plan . That has not deterred one area […]

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Yancey industrial proposal questioned by Crozet citizens

By Sean Tubbs Charlottesville Tomorrow Saturday, January 30, 2010 A spirited crowd of Crozet residents was on hand at a public forum Thursday to challenge the notion that western Albemarle is a prime location for expanded industrial development. The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has asked for consideration of a new light industrial business park […]