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 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 …
2020 Photo Contest Winners & Finalists

2020 Photo Contest Winners & Finalists

The winners have been announced for the Piedmont Environmental Council’s 11th Annual Photo Contest. View the photos …
Week Ahead for November 23, 2020 (Albemarle/Cville)

Week Ahead for November 23, 2020 (Albemarle/Cville)

There has been so much going on the past two weeks that I have been unable to pay attention to any of the many webinars put together as part of the C’Ville Plans Together initiative …
Piedmont Environmental Council announces staff changes for Charlottesville and Albemarle, Culpeper, Greene and Madison counties

Piedmont Environmental Council announces staff changes for Charlottesville and Albemarle, Culpeper, Greene and Madison counties

Piedmont Environmental Council President Chris Miller is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Hawk as its Land Use Field Representative in Albemarle and Orange counties and of Adam Gillenwater as Senior Policy Manager & …
Week Ahead for Nov 16, 2020: A Starbucks on Charlottesville's Main Street?

Week Ahead for Nov 16, 2020: A Starbucks on Charlottesville’s Main Street?

Halfway through the month, but this is the last full week in what has been a very busy month. Though this Thanksgiving will be like none other we’ve ever experienced, there will still be downtime …
No One is Expendable: Angie Schmitt Talks Safer Streets

No One is Expendable: Angie Schmitt Talks Safer Streets

Join us Monday, November 30, 5-6 p.m. for a virtual presentation by author and active-transportation advocate Angie Schmitt! Angie will discuss the ways that inequality and other social trends combine to make walking along America’s …
Week Ahead for November 9, 2020 (Cville/Albemarle/Greene)

Week Ahead for November 9, 2020 (Cville/Albemarle/Greene)

We’ll have plenty of time to get into the specifics as 2021 approaches, but as you read this week’s installment, note that this is a major week for the Cville Plans Together initiative, which you …
Week Ahead for November 2, 2020 (Alb/Cville/Greene)

Week Ahead for November 2, 2020 (Alb/Cville/Greene)

Everyone’s attention is on the national election and what will happen. This is an unprecedented and somewhat uncertain time. Yet, action at the local level does not stop. Perhaps this quick summary of what’s coming …