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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a flyer that says "Halloween Bike Ride" with a map

Halloween Bike Ride Tours Spooky Cville

There were thrills and chills at the Halloween Social Bike Ride in Charlottesville on the evening of October 28, 2021. About two dozen riders, most of them in costumes, gathered at Peloton Station and rode …
Week Ahead for November 1, 2021: Council to get food security update; Site plan meeting for next public housing redevelopment project

Week Ahead for November 1, 2021: Council to get food security update; Site plan meeting for next public housing redevelopment project

And now we find ourselves in the last two month of the year, when meetings will slow down for the last two weeks of both November and December. The election results will set the tone …
Week Ahead for October 25, 2021: Charlottesville to hold climate vulnerability forum; Council to meet with police review panel

Week Ahead for October 25, 2021: Charlottesville to hold climate vulnerability forum; Council to meet with police review panel

There’s one week left in the tenth month of the year, a year which seems to have just started. This last week of October may seem sleepy, but these are often the weeks that end …
Week Ahead for October 18, 2021: Public meeting for Albemarle transit; Area planners to discuss affordable housing across region

Week Ahead for October 18, 2021: Public meeting for Albemarle transit; Area planners to discuss affordable housing across region

Why are these counties the ones covered in the Week Ahead newsletter? If you’re a new reader, all of the jurisdictions listed are in the Thomas Jefferson Planning District. That’s one of 21 such regions …
Week Ahead for October 11, 2021: Charlottesville to hold public hearing on city's Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map

Week Ahead for October 11, 2021: Charlottesville to hold public hearing on city’s Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map

Elections are underway in Virginia with early voting through October 29. The last day to register to vote is Tuesday. This week’s newsletter includes information on three candidate forums for some of the contested races …
map that shows the neighborhoods around Tonsler Park, including the proposed trail

Community members come together to plan Fifeville Trail

The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is working with the Fifeville Neighborhood Association (FNA) and the Rivanna Trails Foundation (RTF), the City of Charlottesville and many other community organizations to connect Greenstone on Fifth (an income-qualified …
Week Ahead for October 4, 2021: Albemarle BOS to review Comprehensive Plan; Charlottesville to learn more about $75 million school reconfiguration

Week Ahead for October 4, 2021: Albemarle BOS to review Comprehensive Plan; Charlottesville to learn more about $75 million school reconfiguration

This first full week of October brings a return to a month when both the Charlottesville City Council and Albemarle County Board of Supervisors meet in the same calendar week. That will also happen in …
Week Ahead for September 27, 2021: Greene County to consider halt to tourist lodging in most residential areas

Week Ahead for September 27, 2021: Greene County to consider halt to tourist lodging in most residential areas

As far as weeks ahead go, this is very much a transitional one. A new month as well as a new quarter-year begins, but we have four leftover September days to go before we get …
Briefing Paper: Resources for Climate Action Planning in Albemarle County

Briefing Paper: Resources for Climate Action Planning in Albemarle County

This climate action planning brief was prepared for The Piedmont Environmental Council Albemarle County board and represents insights provided by a variety of resource specialists. The goal of the paper is to provide context for …
Week Ahead for September 20, 2021: CRHA to brief Council on redevelopment mechanisms; Albemarle to hold meeting on Rio Corridor Plan

Week Ahead for September 20, 2021: CRHA to brief Council on redevelopment mechanisms; Albemarle to hold meeting on Rio Corridor Plan

There was a lot of activity last week, and this week is no different. The city’s public housing agency will check in with Council about how redevelopment projects are being structured. Albemarle County will check …