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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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 …
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

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 …
On the Ground Updates - June 2022

On the Ground Updates – June 2022

A series of short updates from around the PEC region – Albemarle & Charlottesville, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange & Rappahannock …
a man stands with trees behind, presenting a wooden sign that says "Join the climate conversation"

Joining the Climate Conversation

The climate is changing across the Virginia Piedmont, and Albemarle County is taking a lead with bold steps to plan for those changes …
a Black woman holds a wooden sign that says "Join the climate conversation"

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 …