Search: David Shreve
January 30, 2017
New estimates released Monday by the Weldon Cooper Center at the University of Virginia show the region’s population continues to grow, reflecting a statewide trend of growth in urban areas close to Northern Virginia. There are now 232,452 people in the Charlottesville Metropolitan Statistical Area, which consists of ...
March 29, 2014
Both sides of the debate on whether to establish an economic development department in Albemarle County faced off Thursday at a meeting of the Advocates for a Sustainable Albemarle Population. The $160,000 proposal is a part of the fiscal year 2015 budget under review by the Board of Supervisors ...
March 25, 2013
The conventional wisdom is that when people building and selling homes meet up with activists opposed to further population growth they don’t often find a lot of common ground. At a forum hosted by Advocates for a Sustainable Albemarle Population last week, there was at least agreement on one ...
January 06, 2013
A new report produced for Advocates for a Sustainable Albemarle Population says that continued population growth in Charlottesville and Albemarle County would only increase the fiscal challenges faced by local government. It also argues that “smart growth” strategies and economic development efforts to recruit even targeted industries are “doomed to ...
November 20, 2012
When the Albemarle County Planning Commission meets Tuesday to discuss the future of the county’s rural areas and natural resources, one nonprofit organization wants the commission to consider limiting area population to conserve both. “While population increase can bring advantages to human settlements, there are thresholds in size at ...