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.

Route 29 Improvements on Track in Charlottesville

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In our last newsletter, we shared great news regarding the demise of the ill-conceived Western Bypass. As you might recall, a major blow to the project had been delivered back in February, when the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced serious ...
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Western Bypass Shelved

Western Bypass Shelved

Big things are happening, or rather not happening, with the costly Western Bypass of U.S. Route 29 just north of Charlottesville. We’re enthusi­astic to report that the ineffective project has come to a halt, and we’re hoping this time it ...
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A Real Chance

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Email alert text: The 2013 Election Day results show without question that the Western Bypass was a key concern for county voters. Now, with a new Board of Supervisors and a new administration in Richmond, we have a real chance ...
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Trump Tees Up New Plan for Albemarle’s Countryside

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In late September 2013, Donald Trump's Trump Virginia Acquisitions LLC submitted a plan to develop a property in the Albemarle County Rural Area south of Monticello. They want to develop the property -- which is protected by a conservation easement ...
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Transcript of WINA interview with former CTB member Jim Rich

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Charlottesville Right Now, Thursday, May 30, 2013 Jim Rich, a former member of the Commonwealth Transportation Board, shares his thoughts on the Western Bypass. http://wina.com/podcasts/jim-rich/ ...
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CATCO Green Book

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The Charlottesville-Albemarle Transportation Coalition (CATCO) is a citizen group formed in 1988 to respond to proposed improvements to the local Rt 29 corridor. Their objective was the development of real solutions to emerging congestion problems. Their work included opposition to ...
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Fuzzy Math, Shoddy Design

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The saga continues. In order to keep the Rt. 29 Western Bypass proposal within their budget, VDOT accepted a "modified design" to the southern terminus last year that is significantly different than the one presented in VDOT's Environmental Assessment. And ...
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The Future of Albemarle County

The Future of Albemarle County

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We had a great response to the update I gave last week about the Western Bypass, with more than 140 people already sending emails to our U.S. Senators with their concerns. I encourage you to write if you haven't already ...
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Rt. 29 Western Bypass Not Shovel Ready

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When it comes to the Western Bypass, I feel like I've been jumping up and down for a while, trying to get the decision-makers to pay attention. But quite recently, a number of things have happened that give me hope, ...
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Army Corps & EPA Call Out Flaws in Western Bypass Review

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[12/17/12] This has not been a good few weeks for those pushing the Rt. 29 Western Bypass. In late November, a letter from the Environmental Protection Agency was made public that calls into question the draft Environmental Assessment prepared by ...
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