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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Volunteer Opportunities – Charlottesville & Albemarle Greenways Initiative

Interested in volunteering to help make connective greenways a reality in Charlottesville and Albemarle? Here are some ways you can get involved right now …
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Albemarle to decide on fate of downtown courts

Since 1762, the Albemarle County Courthouse has been located at its present location in downtown Charlottesville, where both Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe practiced law. However, there is a real and growing concern that the …
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Cypherways Uses Hip-Hop to Generate Ideas and Enthusiasm for Greenways

The Piedmont Environmental Council and the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation’s Imagination Foundation teamed up with Cyphertank on November 17 to follow-up a successful kickoff event with an evening of facilitated discussion about trails and greenways …
Packed Room for Greenways Project Kickoff Event

Packed Room for Greenways Project Kickoff Event

The Charlottesville / Albemarle Greenways Project kicked off with a packed event at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center on the evening of Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Approximately 175 people, including many who have …
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Making the Connection

Bike and pedestrian connectivity is a great way to enhance quality of life and create healthy, thriving urban communities. This is why PEC is teaming up with the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission to build …
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‘Hedgerow’ Property Prompts Important Discussion About Albemarle’s Park Priorities

We believe it is time for Albemarle County to increase investment towards greenways, open space, and trails within its Growth Area. The County Comprehensive Plan has long held that public infrastructure spending shall be directed …
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Charlottesville’s Strategic Investment Area (SIA)

The City of Charlottesville in the process of creating a plan to redevelop an approximately 330 acre area south and east of the downtown mall, called the Strategic Investment Area (SIA). This target area was …
Charlottesville Area Community Foundation grant to help boost urban greenway work

Charlottesville Area Community Foundation grant to help boost urban greenway work

Through funding from the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, PEC is working in partnership with the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission on a community engagement initiative to build support for implementation of a comprehensive greenway system …
Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Invests in Regional Bike and Pedestrian Trail System

Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Invests in Regional Bike and Pedestrian Trail System

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipient of its third round of Strengthening Systems grants. Piedmont Environmental Council and the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission received a two-year grant of $179,804 …
City of Charlottesville -- 2018 Comprehensive Plan Update Kickoff

City of Charlottesville — 2018 Comprehensive Plan Update Kickoff

Over the next year Charlottesville will be undertaking an update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan. This Plan is the City’s vision as a community that guides decision making processes for such matters as Land Use …