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 April 26, 2021: Natural burial grounds in Albemarle? PCRB to ask for enhanced police oversight in Charlottesville

Week Ahead for April 26, 2021: Natural burial grounds in Albemarle? PCRB to ask for enhanced police oversight in Charlottesville

With the exception of a couple of community meetings in Albemarle, land use does takes a back seat this week. The most important meeting is perhaps the long-awaited joint work session between the Charlottesville City …
Week Ahead for April 5, 2021: Charlottesville to consider Starr Hill Vision plan, $192.2 million budget; Both city and Albemarle consider COVID emergency

Week Ahead for April 5, 2021: Charlottesville to consider Starr Hill Vision plan, $192.2 million budget; Both city and Albemarle consider COVID emergency

After a relatively quiet week, local government gets back to full speed with meetings of the elected bodies in Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Greene, and Louisa. Sorry, Nelson County! It’s been a very active year so …
Week Ahead for April 19, 2021: Greene PC to take up Villages at Terrace Greene; ARB to review Biscuit Run park site plan

Week Ahead for April 19, 2021: Greene PC to take up Villages at Terrace Greene; ARB to review Biscuit Run park site plan

More than a year into the pandemic, most of this community’s public realm continues to operate virtually. While our community begins to open up more and more, this is still a time when local government …
Drone image of the Rivanna River

Video: Restoring Access to the Rivanna River

To help the public safely access the Rivanna River, PEC teamed up with the City of Charlottesville Parks and Recreation, Rivanna Conservation Alliance, and Rivanna River Co, to update the boat landing at Riverview Park! …
Cycling for Sustainable Cities montage

Cycling for Sustainable Cities

Join PEC and partners on May 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm for Cycling for Sustainable Cities: A Presentation + Discussion with Ralph Buehler & John Pucher. Celebrate Bike Month (May, 2021) with some inspiring …
Week Ahead for April 12, 2021: Charlottesville planners to consider two housing projects, Greene to review 55-unit townhouse project

Week Ahead for April 12, 2021: Charlottesville planners to consider two housing projects, Greene to review 55-unit townhouse project

Every three years, Charlottesville selects a neighborhood to receive federal funds that come through a process known as the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). A task force is selected to review potential projects. The Ridge …
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.

New Virginia Scenic River Signs Unveiled along Moormans River

On Monday, April 5, community members joined with Piedmont Environmental Council staff members under clear blue skies and warm sunshine to unveil new Virginia State Scenic River signs along the Moormans River in Albemarle County …
Week Ahead for March 29, 2021: Charlottesville's Future Land Use Map; Clifton Inn rezoning; Albemarle's ARP work session

Week Ahead for March 29, 2021: Charlottesville’s Future Land Use Map; Clifton Inn rezoning; Albemarle’s ARP work session

This is a strange week, serving as both the tail end of March and the beginning of April. The first three days are the fifth of their number for the month, which usually means no …
Heyward Community Forest trails

A Community Forest Grows (and Expands) on the Edge of Charlottesville

Since the advent of Covid-19, Charlottesville area greenways and open spaces have seen unprecedented visitorship as people have gravitated to the outdoors in search of the physical and emotional benefits of nature and fresh air …
Week Ahead for March 22, 2021: Albemarle Planning Commission to hold public hearing on land use fee increases, bigger pool at Crozet Park

Week Ahead for March 22, 2021: Albemarle Planning Commission to hold public hearing on land use fee increases, bigger pool at Crozet Park

We enter the second season of 2021 while Virginia localities are engaged in review of their budgets. All of them are anticipating what the American Rescue Plan might mean for their revenue as the pandemic …