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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Albemarle County Community Surveys 1994-2023 Report

Albemarle County Community Surveys 1994-2023 Report

The results of our analysis further underscore the priority Albemarle County residents have overwhelmingly given to policies tied to the environment, preservation and smart growth for nearly 30 years …
Cville Area Land Use Update: Week Ahead for December 11, 2023

Cville Area Land Use Update: Week Ahead for December 11, 2023

Albemarle Supervisors to learn more about Rivanna Futures purchase; Council to hold two work sessions on Development Code …
Cville Area Land Use Update: Week Ahead for December 4, 2023

Cville Area Land Use Update: Week Ahead for December 4, 2023

Public hearing on Tuesday for Charlottesville’s new zoning; Albemarle to discuss affordable housing incentives …
Why PEC Supports Charlottesville’s Proposed Zoning Code

Why PEC Supports Charlottesville’s Proposed Zoning Code

The Piedmont Environmental Council supports greater density and mixed uses in the City of Charlottesville because it is essential to our mission to protect and restore the lands and waters of the Virginia Piedmont, while …
Cville Area Land Use Update: Week Ahead for November 27, 2023

Cville Area Land Use Update: Week Ahead for November 27, 2023

City Council to review potential zoning map changes at final work session on Development code …
Cville Area Land Use Update: Week Ahead for November 20, 2023

Cville Area Land Use Update: Week Ahead for November 20, 2023

Albemarle ARB to review AC44 goals; Council to get briefing on transit budget …
aerial image of a highway interchange, with forest and amounts on all sides

It’s a Critical Time to Engage in the Albemarle Comprehensive Plan Update Process

Natural spaces and sustainable communities only exist through deliberate efforts to plan for and protect them …
Cville Area Land Use Update: Week Ahead for November 13, 2023

Cville Area Land Use Update: Week Ahead for November 13, 2023

Burn bans on agenda in Nelson, Greene; Charlottesville PC holding public hearings on three rezonings …