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 April 11, 2022: Charlottesville PC to review changes to 209 Maury Avenue; Albemarle PC to review changes to Albemarle Business Campus project

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Neither the Albemarle Board of Supervisors nor the Charlottesville City Council have substantive meetings this week, but there is no shortage of planning activity across the six localities covered by this weekly newsletter ...
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Week Ahead for April 4, 2022: Charlottesville City Council to take final vote on Grove Street rezoning; Pippin Hill seeks expansion of Crossroads Tavern in North Garden

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Another week, another month, and another full roster of government meetings in and around Charlottesville. Every week this newsletter seeks to make sure as many people as possible know what’s coming up and to help me sort through what I’ll ...
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Rivanna Bridge Update

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Rendering: VBH via VDOT As you may know, the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Policy Board voted last week to pursue VDOT SMARTSCALE funding for a pedestrian bridge connecting Pantops and Woolen Mills at the end of Market Street (the Wool Factory) ...
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Week Ahead for March 28, 2022: Budget season continues with real estate tax increase likely in Charlottesville

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No week is ever slow in local government, but this one appears to be a lot less intense. It’s the final week of a month, and the beginning of a new month and a new quarter. After an intense March, ...
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Week Ahead for March 21, 2022: Major redevelopment of Seminole Square Shopping Center to be presented at public meeting Wednesday

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The next several days have crucial decision points as well discussion sessions about our region’s future ...
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On the Ground Updates – March 2022

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A series of short updates from around the PEC region - Albemarle & Charlottesville, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange & Rappahannock. Albemarle & Charlottesville The Albemarle County Comprehensive Plan review process has begun. The comp plan, which guides ...
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In the City or the Country—Public Access to Nature Matters

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As the pandemic drove many Piedmont residents to seek respite and renewal in natural areas, parks, and trails like never before, it made one thing abundantly clear; we need more, well-distributed public access to parks and green spaces all throughout ...
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Week Ahead for March 14, 2022: Budget season continues with work sessions in Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna and Nelson; Greene PC to consider Lydia Mountain Lodge expansion

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Make sure your clock is correct so that you don’t miss any of the exciting meetings coming up this week in local and regional government. It’s another week filled with opportunities to learn more about what’s coming up in the ...
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Second Active Mobility Summit Celebrates Collective Action and Launches New Initiatives

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On February 28, representatives from organizations, local businesses, agencies and passionate individuals who share a mission to promote walking, biking, running, everyday access to nature and active lifestyles gathered for a free, half-day workshop to identify areas of collaboration and ...
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Week Ahead for March 7, 2022: Budget season begins in earnest; Charlottesville PC to revisit 28 unit development south of UVA

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The keyword for this week is “budget” with four out of the six jurisdictions holding meetings about their key financial documents. Charlottesville residents will see what city staff have come up with under the first budget to be produced under ...
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