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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Cville Area Land Use Update: Week of July 24, 2023

Cville Area Land Use Update: Week of July 24, 2023

Rezoning sought to add more residential density at development near South Fork Rivanna Reservoir; 600-unit development near Stanardsville seeks access to U.S. 33 …
Our Albemarle Climate Action Platform

Our Albemarle Climate Action Platform

In 2022, PEC created a preliminary climate action platform guidance document in support of a climate-ready Albemarle Country. The document summarizes the priority areas where we believe The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) can most advance …
Presentation on PEC’s Albemarle County climate action and Comprehensive Plan platforms

Presentation on PEC’s Albemarle County climate action and Comprehensive Plan platforms

On June 20, 2023, PEC’s Senior Land Use Field Representative for Albemarle County presented to the Cville100 Climate Alliance on PEC’s AC44 Comprehensive Plan Update platform, which is informed by our Climate Change Platform and …
Cville Area Land Use Update: Week of July 17, 2023

Cville Area Land Use Update: Week of July 17, 2023

500 homes proposed near Stanardsville; CAT to provide update on transition to alternative fuels …
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Albemarle County recognized for resilience planning effort

The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is pleased to congratulate Albemarle County for receiving the Resilient Virginia Community of the Year Honorable Mention in the American Planning Association Virginia Awards Program. The Resilient Virginia Community of …
Cville Area Land Use Update: Week of July 10, 2023

Cville Area Land Use Update: Week of July 10, 2023

New City Manager to be announced this week; Fluvanna County PC to review solar regulations …
Cville Area Land Use Update: Week of June 26, 2023

Cville Area Land Use Update: Week of June 26, 2023

Greene Supervisors to take action on 600-unit Woodpark rezoning …
Regional Transit Vision Plan - Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission

Regional Transit Vision Plan – Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission recently released the Regional Transit Vision Plan, a product of collaborative and data-driven efforts to establish a unified long-term, clear, efficient and effective transit service for the Charlottesville region …
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PEC Presentation on Data Centers & Virginia’s Clean Energy Future

On June 10, 2023, The Piedmont Environmental Council hosted our annual meeting in Loudoun County and featured a workshop on data centers and Virginia’s clean energy future. The presentation, given by PEC’s Senior Energy and …