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 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.” …
Week Ahead for January 11, 2021

Week Ahead for January 11, 2021

Over the years, the Village of Rivanna Community Advisory Committee (VORCAC) has lobbied successfully to keep development in Albemarle County’s eastern growth area on the lower end of what is called for in a master …
Week Ahead for January 4, 2021: Chairs and Vice Chairs edition

Week Ahead for January 4, 2021: Chairs and Vice Chairs edition

The first gatherings each year usually begin with the election of new chairs and vice chairs, as well as a general sense of goodwill and cheer for the work that will be done in the …
Week Ahead for December 21, 2020: Charlottesville City Council to finish the year with a packed agenda

Week Ahead for December 21, 2020: Charlottesville City Council to finish the year with a packed agenda

When I begin to write these each week, I always think they will be short. But then I find myself writing much more than I expect. There is always so much going on, and my …
Week Ahead for Dec, 2020: Charlottesville Climate Action, redeveloping Red Carpet Inn for those in need

Week Ahead for Dec, 2020: Charlottesville Climate Action, redeveloping Red Carpet Inn for those in need

This is the last big week of 2020 for local government but even this week is showing the signs of a community at year’s end. A winter storm is forecast for Wednesday, and I think …
Week Ahead for Dec 7, 2020: Albemarle officials to review draft housing strategy that seeks thousands of additional homes

Week Ahead for Dec 7, 2020: Albemarle officials to review draft housing strategy that seeks thousands of additional homes

This week, one major item to watch is the joint meeting of the Albemarle Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission. They’re set to discuss the county’s draft housing plan, which calls for changes to …
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Virtual Events: Angie Schmitt Talks Safer Streets

In this webinar, author and active-transportation advocate, Angie Schmitt, discussed the ways that inequality and other social trends combine to make walking along America’s roads and streets needlessly dangerous …
Week Ahead for November 30, 2020 (Albemarle/Cville)

Week Ahead for November 30, 2020 (Albemarle/Cville)

Weeks that begin with the last day of the month somehow always feel somewhat off to those of who observe government meetings. For example, Charlottesville City Council and the Albemarle Board of Supervisors usually meet …