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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Planning Updates: Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville

Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville are considering significant changes to land use planning and related policies, including a new comprehensive plan for the County and a new zoning ordinance for the City. We …
Updating the Charlottesville Zoning Code: A Diagnostic Tool

Updating the Charlottesville Zoning Code: A Diagnostic Tool

The City of Charlottesville is in the third and final phase of the Cville Plans Together process: updating its zoning ordinance. Drafting that important document will take place this fall, but the groundwork is being …
Week Ahead for August 15, 2022: Albemarle group to see rezoning for 145 acres south of U.S. 29/I-64 interchange; Greene Planning Commission to continue work Comprehensive Plan review

Week Ahead for August 15, 2022: Albemarle group to see rezoning for 145 acres south of U.S. 29/I-64 interchange; Greene Planning Commission to continue work Comprehensive Plan review

If it were common practice to number the weeks of year, this would be the 32nd. Time moves on each week, with another set of government meetings taking the place of the ones that came …
Week Ahead for August 22, 2022: CRHA purchasing two properties in Locust Grove neighborhood; Albemarle Supervisors to begin next strategic plan

Week Ahead for August 22, 2022: CRHA purchasing two properties in Locust Grove neighborhood; Albemarle Supervisors to begin next strategic plan

We’re in a strange time of the year, mathematically. This is the fourth week of a summer month, which often means there are few meetings. Speaking anecdotally, most meetings are held the first, second, or …
Week Ahead for August 8, 2022: Charlottesville PC to get update on zoning rewrite; Greene Supervisors to adopt water and sewer ordinance

Week Ahead for August 8, 2022: Charlottesville PC to get update on zoning rewrite; Greene Supervisors to adopt water and sewer ordinance

I’m looking forward to getting back into a routine and finding new efficiencies for my work. The segments this week may be a bit more brief, but I do hope many of you will review …
Week Ahead for August 1, 2022: Charlottesville to review $14.8M in ARPA spending; ARB to review 81-unit building at Premier Circle

Week Ahead for August 1, 2022: Charlottesville to review $14.8M in ARPA spending; ARB to review 81-unit building at Premier Circle

With seven months down for 2022, August has submitted an impressive entry in the Busiest First Week category in the upcoming year-end awards. There are a lot of government meetings coming up this week, and …
Week Ahead for July 25, 2022: Albemarle PC to review growth management feedback, consider 157-unit development in Crozet; Library board to get update on committee to consider potential renaming

Week Ahead for July 25, 2022: Albemarle PC to review growth management feedback, consider 157-unit development in Crozet; Library board to get update on committee to consider potential renaming

We are now at the fourth week of the month again and this is another relatively slow week. But, of course, there’s barely such a thing when you start going through agendas. This newsletter is …
Week Ahead for July 18, 2022: Charlottesville Council to consider plastic bag tax; Albemarle may lease former J.C. Penney for public safety

Week Ahead for July 18, 2022: Charlottesville Council to consider plastic bag tax; Albemarle may lease former J.C. Penney for public safety

Summer break is over for Albemarle’s Board of Supervisors and Charlottesville City Council, but this week, Supervisors in both Fluvanna and Louisa counties will skip a meeting. So does the Albemarle County Economic Development Authority …
Week Ahead for July 11, 2022: Public in-person open house for Regional Transit Vision; Greene Supervisors to vote on Wawa at U.S. 29 / 33

Week Ahead for July 11, 2022: Public in-person open house for Regional Transit Vision; Greene Supervisors to vote on Wawa at U.S. 29 / 33

We’re still in the middle of a summer where federal issues have dominated, but there’s plenty happening at the local level even if many groups are taking some off. All of Albemarle County’s Community Advisory …
Week Ahead for June 27, 2022: Albemarle to host info meeting for 138 megawatt solar facility; Greene Supervisors to take up 144-unit glamping resort

Week Ahead for June 27, 2022: Albemarle to host info meeting for 138 megawatt solar facility; Greene Supervisors to take up 144-unit glamping resort

At the halfway point through the year, it would appear there will be a break in local government meetings. But this may be deceiving, as there is a lot on agendas this week …