Search: Carrie Rainey
March 14, 2018
The Charlottesville Planning Commission has issued its final approval of a preliminary site plan for an apartment complex at 1011 E. Jefferson St. that could have up to 127 units. “Approval of a site plan is a ministerial function [over] which the Planning Commission has little or no discretion,” reads ...
July 26, 2017
A proposed mixed-use development in Belmont has some residents raising questions about impacts of growth in their neighborhood on traffic, parking and walkability. “We have not really enhanced the infrastructure there to keep pace with the development that’s going on,” said Tomas Rahal, owner of Mas Tapas on Monticello ...
August 29, 2016
An Alexandria-based design firm is working on plans for a multimillion-dollar upgrade to Charlottesville’s West Main Street, but a final set of blueprints will not be available for well over a year. “We anticipate the construction document phase to be completed around March or April of 2018,” said Carrie ...
March 22, 2016
After three years of study and discussion, the Charlottesville City Council has decided a course of action for reconfiguring West Main Street. “This is going to be a beautiful, beautiful street that will make us as proud as the Downtown Mall did over thirty years ago,” said City Councilor Kathy ...
December 09, 2015
For the second time this fall, the Charlottesville Planning Commission has recommended a rezoning for West Main Street that would lower the maximum heights allowed in new construction. Several members of the public called for the action at a public hearing Tuesday. “I applaud our zoning laws and whatever you ...
October 15, 2015
The Charlottesville Planning Commission gave its final support Tuesday to a 24-unit neighborhood that can only be occupied after a long-awaited roadway opens. Even though it was completed almost a year ago, Water Street Extended remains closed because Charlottesville officials want several repairs made before they will accept it into ...
October 14, 2015
The Charlottesville Planning Commission voted Tuesday to support a rezoning of West Main Street that would limit the heights of future buildings on the corridor. “The proposed zoning amendments seek to alleviate the concerns revolving around development in the West Main corridor by establishing clear building envelopes, reducing allowable heights ...
September 14, 2014
Charlottesville’s PLACE Design Task Force met last week to start an audit of all codes and policies related to land-use matters to make sure the city is being consistent with goals and visions of the new Comprehensive Plan. The meeting set the stage for a Sept. 23 joint meeting ...
June 24, 2014
The walls are still empty in Carrie Rainey’s office, but after five weeks on the job as Charlottesville’s first urban designer, the maps of city streets and proposed construction projects flood her desk and fill her time. The city hired Rainey in April to help facilitate, design and ...
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