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.

Week Ahead for June 21, 2022: Final public meeting Thursday for Regional Transit Vision Plan; Charlottesville City Council to get briefing on Central Water Line

Charlottesville City Council may win the award this week for the busiest meeting. First, they’ll meet in a special closed session at 1:30 p.m. to interview candidates for several vacancies on the Planning Commission. Due to a series of resignations over the years, five of the seven terms expire on August 31. Two members are not eligible to serve another term.

Piedmont Environmental Council and Albemarle County Team Up to Share Latest Information on Expected Local Risks from Climate Change

Piedmont Environmental Council and Albemarle County Team Up to Share Latest Information on Expected Local Risks from Climate Change

In partnership with Albemarle County, The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) has developed a series of tools to help residents learn more about the local risks associated with climate change.

Albemarle Completes Land Use Buildout Analysis

Albemarle Completes Land Use Buildout Analysis

As PEC wrote in April, Albemarle County is in the midst of updating its Comprehensive Plan (known as AC 44). The first part of this process is a review of the County’s current Growth Management Policy. This step will investigate how the currently designated Development Areas could support future growth and if changes are needed.

Albemarle Climate Action Videos

Albemarle Climate Action Videos

The following video interviews with local residents and experts will introduce you to the #ClimateConversation happening in Albemarle and arm you with the knowledge you need to take action in your community.

Week Ahead for June 6, 2022: Albemarle panel to consider easement amendment for large structure; Charlottesville Council to be briefed on regional transit vision

What’s in a week? For me, usually that means a lot of meetings and I want to know what’s going to happen! That’s the point of this regular newsletter in a nutshell. Sometimes there are patterns and commonalities between the meetings and I hope you’ll share what you see.

Week Ahead for May 23, 2022: Design public hearing for H29 projects, including pedestrian bridge to cross an eight-lane highway; Big meeting for the future of regional transit

What does it take to build and maintain a functional civilization? There are likely many answers and many perspectives, but in this case I’m talking about physical requirements. People who live and work somewhere need to be able to get around safely, and they also need infrastructure to be in place for the essentials of being alive. What is required and who makes the decisions?