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 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 …
Week Ahead for June 28, 2021: Charlottesville PC to discuss next steps for comp plan update; Pantops group to review Urban Rivanna River plan

Week Ahead for June 28, 2021: Charlottesville PC to discuss next steps for comp plan update; Pantops group to review Urban Rivanna River plan

The final week of June and the first week of July take place within the same seven day period. Even though the Independence Day holiday will be observed on July 5, this may be one …
Week Ahead for June 21, 2021: Regional Housing Plan to be unveiled; Albemarle PC to review Crozet Master Plan

Week Ahead for June 21, 2021: Regional Housing Plan to be unveiled; Albemarle PC to review Crozet Master Plan

Summertime, and the meetings are busy. This community seems to only take one week off each year from meetings, and this is not that week …
PEC Senior Conservation Fellow Kat Imhoff, Albemarle Supervisors Ann Mallek and Liz Palmer, and PEC board member John Birdsall stand beneath the new Moormans Scenic River sign.

Signs of a Scenic River

In western Albemarle County, the cold, pristine waters of the Moormans River spill over a towering Sugar Hollow Dam and wind eastward for 14.3 miles. Flowing gently at first through historic Sugar Hollow and White …