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August 08, 2017
Several members of the Charlottesville Planning Commission expressed concerns Tuesday that a proposed senior living facility at the site of a long-standing nonprofit group might be too large in scale. “We’re talking about a five-story building going into a residential neighborhood,” Commissioner John Santoski said. “Is this what we ...
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 ...
May 08, 2017
As Charlottesville begins a review of its Comprehensive Plan, members of the Planning Commission want residents to take an interest and get involved. “The city will change and grow, and the community must have opportunities to be heard on how that growth will occur and how it will be managed ...
January 12, 2017
As more people choose to live in Charlottesville and more companies launch or expand, officials are reviewing the city’s rules and regulations to try to make sure that development’s impact on existing residents can be mitigated. “Development is going to happen one way or another,” said Planning Commissioner ...
November 12, 2016
The Charlottesville Planning Commission was given the chance recently to comment on a plan to allow bicycling and running at the Ragged Mountain Natural Area. “To be clear, consensus is not required,” Brian Daly, director of the city’s parks department, said at a commission meeting Wednesday. “As part of ...
October 25, 2016
The Albemarle and Charlottesville planning commissions had the opportunity Tuesday for a joint discussion on a redevelopment project that could help the two communities realize a goal of improving the area’s connections with the Rivanna River. Developer Brian Roy is seeking a rezoning that will allow for an adaptive ...
October 19, 2016
After a year of community study and debate, an advisory group has recommended that Charlottesville allow bikes on some trails at the Ragged Mountain Natural Area. The Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board voted, 6-2, to recommend that the City Council approve the use of bikes on limited trails at ...
October 12, 2016
The Charlottesville Planning Commission voted, 4-3, Tuesday to recommend denial of a special-use permit that would allow a 126-unit apartment complex to be constructed in the Little High Street neighborhood. “I think development of this parcel would be a good thing,” said Commissioner Corey Clayborne. “But I think what’s ...
August 28, 2016
The Charlottesville Planning Commission has recommended that the Cherry Avenue corridor be selected for a small-area plan to help its neighborhoods cope with looming development. “I agree with Cherry Avenue being the higher priority … not only because of the pressures, but combined with the derelict buildings and open lots that ...
July 26, 2016
The Charlottesville Planning Commission will not recommend that the city conduct a small-area plan for the area surrounding the intersection of Hydraulic Road and U.S. 29. “I believe that, compared to the other small-area plans, this would be least prioritized,” commission Chairman John Santoski said. “I don’t think ...
July 14, 2016
The Charlottesville Planning Commission has endorsed revisions to the city’s zoning rules for communications facilities which would allow more microcell antennas to support wireless devices. “Our ordinance hasn’t been updated since 2003 and from 2003 to the present, there have been a lot of changes in federal law ...
November 25, 2015
The Charlottesville Planning Commission has begun its review of a projected $80 million five-year capital improvement program budget, including $21.6 million in spending next fiscal year. “This is the first draft and we’re just now beginning to get a picture of the revenues,” said Ryan Davidson, the city ...
August 27, 2015
The preparations for next year’s Charlottesville budget began this week when the Planning Commission met to establish funding priorities for the capital improvement program. “The role of the Planning Commission is to guide development and development activities in the city,” said Alexander Ikefuna, the city’s new director of ...
December 15, 2014
For the third time in the past two years, the Charlottesville Planning Commission has recommended approval of a special-use permit that will allow a new building on West Main Street to be 101 feet tall, the maximum allowed by current zoning. Washington-based Carr Hospitality wants to build a nine-story hotel ...
November 01, 2014
The Charlottesville Planning Commission spent more than two hours last week reviewing the conditions under which it will approve plans to redevelop a city-owned parking lot into a nine-story residential, office and retail building. As part of a longstanding quest to find a permanent home for the City Market, the ...
August 19, 2014
Charlottesville’s newest planning commissioners are a former candidate for the Commissioner of Revenue and an historic preservation architect at the University of Virginia. City Council appointed Taneia M. Dowell and Joseph “Jody” Lahendro to the seven-member commission Monday. They also reappointed Genevieve Keller In 2013, Dowell ran as an ...
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