Albemarle & Charlottesville

Albemarle County & the City of Charlottesville

The staff in PEC's Charlottesville office works with citizens to solve the many land use and conservation challenges facing the Charlottesville and Albemarle area.

  • Our Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign helps people find local food and drink options!The campaign also builds relationships between growers, food artisans, farmers’ markets, retailers, restaurants, and institutions.
  • The Western Bypass project has been shelved Now we can finally get back to fixing Rt. 29 North!
  • Over 4,000 acres of land in Albemarle County were protected by conservation easements in 2015. This brings the total land protected by easements in the county to approximately 97,000 acres.

From the Piedmont View

The following articles appeared in PEC's Membership Newsletter -- The Piedmont View

President's Letter - Spring 2016

Mar 18, 2016
In February, I faced a new challenge—explaining the mission and programs of PEC to millennials. I was asked to give a guest lecture to an audience of undergraduate and graduate students at the…

Solar Panels at our Horner Street Office

Mar 23, 2016
In 2016, The Piedmont Environmental Council had 38 solar photovoltaic panels installed on the roof of our newly renovated and expanded headquarters office. 

This Year's General Assembly

Mar 18, 2016
Update of the 2016 General Assembly
Each winter, one hundred state delegates and forty state senators convene for the Virginia General Assembly, in either a 45-day “short session” or a 60-day “long session.” This year—it was a long…

On the Ground Spring 2016

Mar 18, 2016
Waterloo Bridge still awaits repair
Updates from our field offices around the Piedmont...

Garden Awards!

Mar 18, 2016
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the winners of our 2015 School and Community Garden Awards! The competition recognizes gardens that celebrate the relationship between nature,…

More Local Issues

  • Dec 13, 2014

    Albemarle & Cville Update -- Dec 2014

    Text from our Dec 2014 Member Newsletter: The light at the end of the tunnel is growing brighter as VDOT continues to move forward with real solutions for Route 29 just north of Charlottesville. VDOT has received approval to release all of the property acquired to build the proposed Western Bypass, and they are taking steps to sell the land. Read More
  • Sep 27, 2013

    Trump Tees Up New Plan for Albemarle's Countryside

    Photo by Tord Sollie. In late September 2013, Donald Trump's Trump Virginia Acquisitions LLC submitted a plan to develop a property in the Albemarle County Rural Area south of Monticello. They want to develop the property -- which is protected by a conservation easement -- into a commercial golf course called the Trump National Golf Club. We have major concerns about its potential impacts on the surrounding community. Read More
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    Mar 21, 2013

    The Future of Albemarle County

    We had a great response to the update I gave last week about the Western Bypass, with more than 140 people already sending emails to our U.S. Senators with their concerns. I encourage you to write if you haven't already. Today though, I want to update you about another important process going on in Albemarle County -- a process that impacts County and City residents alike. This text is from a March 21st email alert. Read More
  • Dec 13, 2011

    PEC Initiates Community Discussion on Rt. 22/231 Corridor

    During the week of April 12th, 2010, PEC hosted Ian Lockwood, a nationally renowned transportation engineer and designer, who initiated a community discussion on the future of the Rt. 22/231 corridor. Read More

Charlottesville Office:
410 East Water Street, Suite 700
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: 434-977-2033

Staff:

Rex Linville
Albemarle/Greene County
Land Conservation Officer
434-977-2033 ext 7064

Jeff Werner
Charlottesville/Albemarle
Land Use Field Officer
434-977-2033 ext 7046

Jessica Palmer
Buy Fresh Buy Local
434-977-2033 ext 7081

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