On February 28, 2006, the Albemarle County Planning Commission held a worksession to discuss

recommendations pertaining to Rural Areas ordinances

and specifically proposals for clustering of subdivisions, phasing of development, and the public review/input process.  The Planning Commissions recommendations on this topic will be forwarded to the Board of Supervisors for consideration.

Charlottesville Tomorrow has produced two audio podcasts of this meeting.  In this first podcast, the Planning Commissioners discuss the impact ordinance changes might have on conservation easements with invited guests:

Rex Linville

, of the Piedmont Environmental Council; and

Ridge Schuyler

, of The Nature Conservancy

Rex Linville (Left) & Ridge Schuyler (Right)

Mr. Linville and Mr. Schuyler were invited to respond to questions about the impact ordinance changes might have on conservation easements.

Listen to podcast #1:

Download 20060228-RuralAreas.mp3

The meeting is called to order by Chair Marcia Joseph and County Planner Joan McDowell introduces the topic and welcomes the invited guests.

Among the issues discussed:

Listen to podcast #2


Download 20060228-RuralAreas2.mp3

Discussion continues and covers the following issues:

The Planning Commission will hold another worksession on this issue on March 14th at 4:00 PM.

Brian Wheeler


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