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.

Packed Room for Greenways Project Kickoff Event

Packed Room for Greenways Project Kickoff Event

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The Charlottesville / Albemarle Greenways Project kicked off with a packed event at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center on the evening of Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Approximately 175 people, including many who have been working on this issue ...
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Making the Connection

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Bike and pedestrian connectivity is a great way to enhance quality of life and create healthy, thriving urban communities. This is why PEC is teaming up with the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission to build support for a comprehensive greenway ...
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A pedestrian crossing sign.

‘Hedgerow’ Property Prompts Important Discussion About Albemarle’s Park Priorities

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We believe it is time for Albemarle County to increase investment towards greenways, open space, and trails within its Growth Area. The County Comprehensive Plan has long held that public infrastructure spending shall be directed toward Ablemarle’s designated Development Areas ...
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Charlottesville’s Strategic Investment Area (SIA)

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The City of Charlottesville in the process of creating a plan to redevelop an approximately 330 acre area south and east of the downtown mall, called the Strategic Investment Area (SIA). This target area was identified by the City as ...
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Charlottesville Area Community Foundation grant to help boost urban greenway work

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Through funding from the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, PEC is working in partnership with the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission on a community engagement initiative to build support for implementation of a comprehensive greenway system. Specifically, we will be engaging ...
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Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Invests in Regional Bike and Pedestrian Trail System

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipient of its third round of Strengthening Systems grants. Piedmont Environmental Council and the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission received a two-year grant of $179,804 to complete plans and generate ...
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City of Charlottesville — 2018 Comprehensive Plan Update Kickoff

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Over the next year Charlottesville will be undertaking an update to the City's Comprehensive Plan. This Plan is the City's vision as a community that guides decision making processes for such matters as Land Use (development and growth), Housing (affordability ...
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Albemarle’s Mountain Heritage: An Open House at Mount Fair

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On September 29, 2018 PEC held its 7th annual mountain heritage day at historic Mount Fair Farm in western Albemarle County. The property’s owners, John and Dudley Macfarlane, generously opened up their property to the public so that the entire ...
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Trail Blazing

Trail Blazing

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Pedestrian and bicycle trail systems can improve our health, increase property value, provide sustainable transportation choices and even strengthen a community’s economy — especially in an urban area. Something not everyone may know about PEC is that we’ve been working ...
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Dominion’s Proposed Transmission Tower Choice Causes Controversy in Albemarle

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The following email alert was sent out August 2016 regarding Dominion's plans to rebuild the Cunningham-Dooms line and the upcoming SCC public hearing: ...
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