Albemarle County & the City of Charlottesville

The staff in PEC’s Charlottesville office work with residents and communities to address land use and conservation challenges and opportunities facing the Charlottesville and Albemarle area. Learn more about our local approach in this interactive story map

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Albemarle County AC44 Comprehensive Plan

The AC44 Comprehensive Plan update is a guiding document for growth, development and investment for Albemarle County for the years …
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Albemarle/Cville Greenways

We’re working with communities in the Charlottesville and Albemarle urban core to envision and implement a comprehensive network of bicycle …
Cville Area Land Use: Week Ahead for April 1, 2024

Cville Area Land Use: Week Ahead for April 1, 2024

Albemarle may take up Ragged Mountain Natural Area uses …
Cville Area Land Use: Week Ahead for March 18, 2024

Cville Area Land Use: Week Ahead for March 18, 2024

Albemarle Supervisors to weigh in on rural land use and transportation goals …
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Who’s Protecting the Piedmont?

Here, we highlight two of those people, who are protecting the Piedmont with a passion and focus on stemming the decline of our once-abundant grassland birds …
Cville Area Land Use: Week Ahead for March 11, 2024

Cville Area Land Use: Week Ahead for March 11, 2024

Budget work sessions in most TJPDC localities; Charlottesville’s FY25 plan calls for more funding for non-profits …
Cville Area Land Use: Week Ahead for March 4, 2024

Cville Area Land Use: Week Ahead for March 4, 2024

Fluvanna may eliminate use of rural land for utility-scale solar projects; Local contractor wants Albemarle to pay more for Ivy Road project …
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6,315 acres conserved in nine-county region last year

The Piedmont Environmental Council reports that in 2023, 6,315 acres of land in Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties were permanently protected with 52 new conservation easements …