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April 11, 2018
A project that would build two dozen single-family homes in Charlottesville’s Ridge Street neighborhood is closer to reality now that the Planning Commission agreed to a planning milestone. The group’s consent agenda Tuesday included a major subdivision of 7.134 acres of vacant land off Hartmans Mill Road ...
June 22, 2016
A future subdivision in Crozet is one step closer to being built after the Albemarle County Planning Commission recommended approval of a special-use permit for a stream crossing at its meeting Tuesday. “This is a close call, a judgment call,” Commissioner Bruce Dotson said. West Glen — a proposed development between ...
December 17, 2015
A standing room-only crowd filled the community room at the Crozet Library on Wednesday to hear about two proposals for additional homes in Albemarle County’s western growth area. The first proposal before the Crozet Community Advisory Committee was a forthcoming special-use permit request from Southern Development to build a ...
September 16, 2015
The developers of a proposed Fairfield Inn at the controversial William Taylor Plaza project returned to the Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review on Monday with a preliminary design intended to reduce the scale of a building stretching 275 feet along Cherry Avenue. The new design also includes space for a ...
July 21, 2015
The Charlottesville City Council voted 3-2 Monday to amend a previous zoning for the William Taylor Plaza, a controversial mixed-used development at the corner of Ridge Street and Cherry Avenue. Councilors Kathy Galvin, Satyendra Huja and Kristin Szakos voted for the amendment. “The council is not ignoring what the neighborhood ...
July 08, 2015
Charlottesville’s City Council will wait until later this summer to take a final vote on a rezoning amendment for William Taylor Plaza, a controversial development proposed for the corner of Ridge Street and Cherry Avenue. The council opted late Monday not to take a vote after the city attorney ...
May 18, 2015
Two developers have been unsuccessful in convincing the Charlottesville Planning Commission to allow them to alter projects that were approved by the City Council several years ago. At a public hearing last week, commissioners recommended denial of Southern Development’s latest request for more flexibility in how the proposed William ...
April 16, 2015
The Charlottesville Planning Commission talked about two major development projects Tuesday, but an advertising error for the meeting meant they could take no action. The commission heard updates on Oliver Kuttner’s proposed nine-story apartment building near the Downtown Mall and the William Taylor Plaza project off Ridge Street and ...
January 18, 2015
When a Southern Development representative recently asked the Charlottesville Planning Commission to consider changes to a mixed-use development to accommodate a hotel on Cherry Avenue, the response was not favorable. “I see this as extending the Fifth Street and Interstate 64 interchange into the heart of our city and I ...
January 12, 2015
Developer seeks rezoning for William Taylor Plaza site The Charlottesville Planning Commission will begin its new year Tuesday considering several major projects, including a hotel at the corner of Ridge Street and Cherry Avenue and expansion of downtown’s Glass Building to a nine-story complex. The developer of a mixed-use ...
July 22, 2014
The need for additional information on affordable housing in the area was at the forefront of recent meeting between the Charlottesville City Council and the Housing Advisory Committee. Councilors and committee members said new studies could help develop incentives to attract workforce members to Charlottesville. “It is almost impossible to ...
June 04, 2014
The Charlottesville City Council is prepared to support a six-month extension for the sale of public land as part of the William Taylor Plaza development. However, two councilors questioned the legality of the sale at Monday’s council meeting. The council originally approved the mixed-used development, at the corner of ...
April 26, 2014
Not satisfied with roadblocks to innovative design and development, the city of Charlottesville is considering how to rewrite the rules to encourage new ideas that support its Comprehensive Plan. During a recent city-hosted event, a panel of city staff, business leaders and design professionals considered the future of city regulations ...
June 07, 2013
The Albemarle Planning Commission has recommended approval of a 65-unit apartment complex on Rio Road East, despite concerns that the surrounding area is developing faster than new infrastructure can be built. The proposed 'Lofts at Meadowcreek' is the latest residential project planned for a small stretch of Rio Road, joining ...
March 20, 2013
A new residential development near the Oakwood Cemetery has received praise from Charlottesville's Planning Commission following a unanimous approval of a rezoning. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville and Southern Development have partnered to build between 45 and 50 homes around a half-acre of communal green space. “This is ...