Charlottesville City Council meetings are held on Mondays until they aren’t.

Due to the Presidents Day holiday, the meeting is shifting over a day to Tuesday. Here’s a link to the full agenda, and here’s a link to the short version.

There only is one action item: The Sunrise planned unit development. The consent agenda includes a resolution in support of the second phase of the South First Street redevelopment and, and the headlines states, the meeting ends in a report-o-rama, four oral presentations to the council.

Support for Sunrise and South First

Bounded by Carlton Avenue and Rives, Nassau and Midland streets is the Sunrise Planned Unit Development, a mixed-use, mixed income community. The developer, Sunrise Cville LLC, wants to build a 22-unit mixed income apartment complex financed through the Virginia Housing Development Authority. In order to quality for the financing, the state requires the City Council to pass a resolution supported the development, which is planned to have at least 20% of the dwellings leased to households making no more than $71,680, which is 80% of the city’s area median income.

In the consent agenda, the council has another resolution of support for the second phase of the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s redevelopment of the South First Street public  housing community. The city indicating support for CRHA’s application for the Virginia Housing Development Authority’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit program would be looked upon favorably.


At the end of the agenda is four oral presentations:

  • An update on trolley pilot study on South Street and Second Street Southwest
  • A presentation from the United Way
  • An overview from the Office of the City Assessor
  • A report from the Office of Human Rights and the Human Rights Commission
  • Unfortunately, none was in the agenda Thursday night.

Come see it for yourself!

City Council meetings typically are on every first and third weeks of the month and begin at 6:30 p.m. It’s usually on Mondays, but when there is a holiday (like next week) or any other extenuating circumstances, they are on Tuesdays. The agendas have gotten leaner, but the meetings sometimes still run long.

  • If you drive there, there are parking validation cards near the front were the microphone for citizen comments.
  • If you take the bus, check the Charlottesville Area Transit schedule to ensure that you don’t get stranded before the meeting ends.
  • If you don’t want to go to City Hall to see the meeting in person, it’s on the city’s Channel 10 or online here or here.
  • For more information, visit the City Council’s page.

Elliott Robinson has spent nearly 15 years in journalism and joined Charlottesville Tomorrow as its news editor in August 2018 through 2021. He is a graduate of Christopher Newport University.