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Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Data Lab connects you with collaborative community tools which help us all have a better understanding of this special place. Cvillepedia is our community’s version of Wikipedia. Our document library makes it easy to find the raw materials used in local government decisions.

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We come across a lot of documentation in our reporting. You can use the search function or visit our Data Lab to easily find the plans, surveys, and reports we reference in our stories.
July 21, 2017
Albemarle County is refuting the city of Charlottesville’s counterclaim in an ongoing legal dispute over which jurisdiction’s rules apply to recreational activities at the Ragged Mountain Natural Area. The 980-acre property is owned by the city but located within the county. The controversy stems from an ordinance passed ...
July 19, 2017
The Charlottesville City Council soon may have more ways to increase the number of homes that are affordable for people with low and moderate incomes. The city’s planning director briefed councilors on Monday about how land banks, zoning changes and new community organizations could be used to help reach ...
July 17, 2017
The Charlottesville Planning Commission continued this week with their “legal review” of the rules that control the size, shape, placement and use of buildings within the city’s 10.4 square miles. “The easiest way to think of this is as a compilation of anything and everything that the city ...
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We started cvillepedia in 2007 as one place to keep track of all the information we were writing about. It went public in 2009 and now anyone can create or edit these articles on the people, places and events that make the Charlottesville-Albemarle area unique.

We are fortunate to live in a community where our local government is easily accessible. Here you can learn more about each of our elected and appointed officials and how to reach them.