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 February 15: Presidents' Day Edition

Week Ahead for February 15: Presidents’ Day Edition

Today is Presidents’ Day, and what better a time to get this newsletter out to you than on a national holiday! In these times when it may seem powerless to affect what happens in federal …
Week Ahead for February 8, 2021: No Slow Week Edition

Week Ahead for February 8, 2021: No Slow Week Edition

So far, 2021 has moved at a fast pace. Somehow this week, it appears as if there might be a small break. Yet, each week I put this newsletter together, I find there’s always enough …
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An Albemarle / Charlottesville Update

Despite the challenge of the ongoing pandemic and the limitations of working at home, there is still a lot of positive conservation and land-use work we’ve been able to accomplish at the local level …
Week Ahead for February 1, 2021: Fresh Snow edition

Week Ahead for February 1, 2021: Fresh Snow edition

A new month brings a fresh start, one day after the first significant snowfall in Charlottesville in some years. As it is somewhat of a snow day, let’s just get right into it without any …
Week Ahead for January 25, 2021: Greenwood cell tower, Pantops hotel, and school budgets

Week Ahead for January 25, 2021: Greenwood cell tower, Pantops hotel, and school budgets

Each week, this newsletter seeks to help you understand what’s happening at the local level in and around greater Charlottesville. Governments at all levels in our federal system have been incredibly active at a time …
Video: Building Bike and Pedestrian Connections in Charlottesville and Albemarle

Video: Building Bike and Pedestrian Connections in Charlottesville and Albemarle

The Piedmont Environmental Council is working with a diverse coalition of organizations and communities to envision and implement a comprehensive network of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure that is safe, inclusive, nature-full and useful for transportation …
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Breezy Hill Rezoning Application

Local developer, Southern Development, requested a rezoning (Rural Area to R-4) for 84-acres along Route 250 in the Village of Rivanna …
Week Ahead for January 18, 2021

Week Ahead for January 18, 2021

This week the federal government will turn over to a new administration, beginning a new era in American history. In Virginia, there are several people running for Governor while others campaign for other offices, either …
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Albemarle Stream Health Initiative

The goal of the Stream Health Initiative is to develop recommended strategies for improving stream health in Albemarle County using a collaborative and inclusive process.” …