Albemarle County & the City of Charlottesville

The staff in PEC’s Charlottesville office works with citizens to solve the many land use and conservation challenges facing the Charlottesville and Albemarle area.

Week Ahead for February 28, 2022: Standard Communities to make case for $23M in “exempt facility” bonds for Midway Manor; Smart Scale workshop planned for Monday

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This is another strange week that takes place in two different months. No week is quiet in a community as dynamic as the metropolitan area that radiates out from Charlottesville. There’s always something interesting to know about before it happens ...
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Week Ahead for February 21, 2022: City Council to review State of the Forest; updates on Zion Crossroads and Rio Road Corridor plans

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Today is Presidents’ Day and I celebrated by doing a different newsletter on Sunday, when I usually write this one up. There is only one meeting on the agenda today, so I took the liberty of getting this one out ...
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drone image looking out over the Rivanna River in autumn

Rivanna River Pedestrian Bridge at Woolen Mills: A Historic Opportunity

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Two options are being considered for a pedestrian crossing over the Rivanna River near Woolen Mills ...
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Week Ahead for February 14, 2022: Albemarle Supervisors to take up developer incentives for affordable housing

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Love of local and regional government is in the air, or at least in my heart. Each week I’m blessed to be able to take a look at what’s coming up on the agendas of local meetings with the goal ...
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Week Ahead for February 7, 2022: Nassau rezoning returns to Charlottesville Council; Scottsville Town Council to discuss downtown density requests

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The first full week of February is among us at a time when the local government year is beginning to really pick up. Budgets are being developed in all six of the localities covered by this newsletter ...
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map showing pec's 9-county region, green areas that are conserved, orange areas with new easements

Conservation in 2021 bring regional conserved land totals to 25 percent

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In 2021, private landowners partnered with various land trusts and conservation agencies to permanently protect an additional 6,474 acres of land in Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties ...
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Week Ahead for January 24, 2022

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Somehow, we are on the fourth week of the year and a lot seems to have happened. A pair of winter storms has brought a lot of attention to the how of government. This particular newsletter is more about the ...
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Week Ahead for January 17, 2022: Pivotal week for transit’s future; Scottsville Town Council holding public hearings on downtown development

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It’s another strange start to the week with another winter storm having moved through yesterday. The uncertainty of weather as well as today’s holiday for the local government caused me to delay publication until today ...
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Week Ahead for January 10, 2022: Albemarle to discuss CenturyLink issues; Charlottesville may pick an interim manager

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In many ways, this is the real start of the new year. In addition to the opening of the 2022 General Assembly session, Virginia’s new governor takes office on Saturday. But this newsletter has a focus on what happens at ...
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Week Ahead for January 3, 2022: New faces join elected bodies to face new challenges in a new year

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And just like that we’re back for another year in local and regional government. A new year brings new faces but work that’s already underway will now resume after a very brief break. This week is a fairly quiet one, ...
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