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 9, 2021: Community meetings for two Piedmont Housing projects; Nelson BOS to consider funding for Nelson Heritage Community Center

Week Ahead for August 9, 2021: Community meetings for two Piedmont Housing projects; Nelson BOS to consider funding for Nelson Heritage Community Center

There are 19 items in today’s installment, and I have a lot more to go through for future editions of Charlottesville Community Engagement. I do not take it lightly when I say I felt a …
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New skilled meat cutter training program will help region’s meat processors serve Virginia cattle farmers

A recent study by The Piedmont Environmental Council and American Farmland Trust, spurred by pandemic-related breakdowns in national and local food supply systems, has led to the development of a new meat-cutter training program to …
Week Ahead for August 2, 2021: City Council recommended to keep meetings virtual for now; TJPDC to adopt regional housing plan

Week Ahead for August 2, 2021: City Council recommended to keep meetings virtual for now; TJPDC to adopt regional housing plan

Somehow we find ourselves more than half of the way through 2021, a year in which the pandemic still permeates so much of our lives. Rising numbers of cases in Virginia have many thinking more …
Week Ahead for July 26, 2021: An update on area recycling efforts; Transit expansion in Albemarle

Week Ahead for July 26, 2021: An update on area recycling efforts; Transit expansion in Albemarle

This is the 30th week of the year, and another one in the middle of summer. Judging by the number of out-of-office emails I’ve gotten this month, it seems that many are taking time off …
Week Ahead for Monday, July 19, 2021: Council to approve ARPA funding, Fontaine streetscape design

Week Ahead for Monday, July 19, 2021: Council to approve ARPA funding, Fontaine streetscape design

The last few weeks have had the illusory quality of looking like they may be quiet. Of course, that’s never how things turn out in a community such as ours that is in transition from …
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Help Improve Neighborhood Connectivity in Charlottesville

For Charlottesville to reach its potential as a truly world-class city, residents must be able to move about easily, safely and affordably. Much needs to be done to reach that (appropriately) high standard, yet we …
Week Ahead for July 12, 2021: Charlottesville PC to consider Belmont rezoning, closing a paper street to Little High, alternate Future Land Use Map

Week Ahead for July 12, 2021: Charlottesville PC to consider Belmont rezoning, closing a paper street to Little High, alternate Future Land Use Map

Somehow we find ourselves halfway through the month, thought not even close to halfway through the summer. At first glance, this week looked like it might be lighter than usual, in part because Albemarle County …
Week Ahead for July 5, 2021: Council meets Wednesday on Confederate statues; New alignment for TransAmerican bike route in Palmyra

Week Ahead for July 5, 2021: Council meets Wednesday on Confederate statues; New alignment for TransAmerican bike route in Palmyra

Welcome to the second half of the year, or the first full week of the new fiscal year. Either way, today is the day after Independence Day and a good time to know what’s happening …