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March 09, 2017
A panel of elected officials, business owners and citizens met for the first time Thursday to begin planning for the future of the intersection of U.S. 29 and Hydraulic Road. They were told at the outset the outcome may not be the same as at Rio Road. “We’re ...
November 10, 2016
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has approved the Brookhill mixed-use development between Polo Grounds Road and the Forest Lakes community. “Over the last two years, our team has worked collaboratively with county staff and surrounding neighborhoods by understanding goals, listening to concerns and updating our proposal to fulfill the ...
October 30, 2016
Local developer Alan Taylor, known for numerous residential and commercial projects from Charlottesville to Crozet, is banking on a harder-to-spot asset to build his business. Riverbend Development, of which Taylor is president, this year began installing solar panels at some of its properties. Taylor also has helped to start a ...
August 16, 2016
A proposal to rezone a 277.5-acre site between Polo Grounds Road and Forest Lakes South for a new development received the endorsement of the Albemarle Planning Commission at its meeting Tuesday. Riverbend Development is proposing to rezone the site for a new development called Brookhill, which would have between ...
July 18, 2016
Forest Lakes residents recently got an update about the Brookhill development proposed for the corner of Polo Grounds Road and U.S. 29. Riverbend Development is proposing a rezoning of 277.5 acres from R1 residential to neighborhood model district that would allow for three to 34 units per acre ...
April 28, 2016
The Albemarle School Board on Thursday voted 6-0 to approve a letter to the county Board of Supervisors outlining $35.5 million in projects slated for a potential November bond referendum. Board member Jason Buyaki did not attend the meeting. The list of projects includes a $15 million addition to ...
July 29, 2015
The developers of the proposed Brookhill neighborhood have spent the last several months meeting with adjacent neighborhood groups to address their questions and concerns. In June, the development team submitted the application plan for a rezoning to county officials. The mixed-use development would border Forest Lakes South and extend to ...
July 09, 2015
Representatives from Riverbend Development met with Forest Lakes residents Tuesday to continue discussions about the proposed Brookhill neighborhood. The mixed-use development would border Forest Lakes South and extend to the corner of U.S. 29 and Polo Grounds Road in northern Albemarle County. This was the developers’ second meeting with ...
April 26, 2015
Residents of the Forest Lakes community gathered recently for the first of several neighborhood brief-ings on a new development project that would transform the corner of U.S. 29 and Polo Grounds Road. Riverbend Development told a gathering of about 45 people that it has three parcels totaling 300 acres ...
January 25, 2015
The next phase of a residential development in Crozet could come with more homes than originally planned. At a meeting last week of the Crozet Community Advisory Council, residents learned about a proposal to increase the density of new homes in Foothill Crossing, a development near downtown Crozet. Crozet resident ...
November 16, 2014
After more than 10 years of planning, work is finally underway to build a shopping center in Albemarle, just south of the Charlottesville line, that will be home to a Wegmans grocery store. “We mobilized last week and we’re moving dirt around as we speak,” said Alan Taylor, president ...
October 26, 2014
The historic Coca-Cola building on Preston Avenue has one more tenant lined up for its opening in 2015: Blue Ridge Cyclery, an award-winning bike shop that has been on Millmont Street for the past four years. Owner Shawn Tevendale signed the lease for the space with Riverbend Development earlier this ...
September 29, 2014
When an extension of Water Street opens to traffic later this year, one Carlton Road business owner is hoping people will feel like downtown Charlottesville has grown to the east. “As the crow flies, this neighborhood is practically adjacent to downtown, but because there were no direct routes, it has ...
September 11, 2014
Seventy-five years after the Coca-Cola Co. began bottling soft drinks in an Art Deco building on Preston Avenue, the owners of Beer Run are planning to transform the front part of the property into a venue that will highlight another beverage. “We want to turn it into a really beautiful ...
January 17, 2014
A plan to build two dozen homes between downtown Charlottesville and Carlton Avenue along Water Street Extended received support from the Charlottesville Planning Commission. If a rezoning is granted for the Water Street Promenade by the City Council, Riverbend Development would be able to build nine more homes than the ...
October 11, 2012
The developers of a new 595-bedroom residential complex on West Main Street are hoping to move swiftly through the city of Charlottesville’s review process. “We’re trying to get approved by the end of the year and we need to be able to break ground and move dirt by ...
October 03, 2012
A group of developers has submitted plans for a development that would transform a vacant block on West Main Street into a 219-unit mixed-use housing complex that will be marketed to University of Virginia students. The Plaza on West Main, which is being proposed by Riverbend Management and Ambling University ...
September 21, 2012
Feedback from the Crozet community has led one local developer to make significant adjustments to plans for a new housing development adjacent to the West Hall neighborhood. At Wednesday’s meeting of the Crozet Community Advisory Council, residents said they were pleased by the changes shown for Westlake Hills, which ...
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