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September 07, 2017
The two candidates in the only contested supervisor race in Albemarle County met for the first time Thursday at a forum organized by the Cove Garden Ruritans. Held at the North Garden Volunteer Fire Company, topics included economic development and the future of the county’s court system. Republican John ...
August 22, 2017
Albemarle officials want the public to weigh in on the possibility of moving the county’s courts to a new location outside of downtown Charlottesville. An online survey on the county website is open through August 25. “The purpose of this anonymous survey is to gather input from county residents ...
August 02, 2017
SECOND IN A SERIES When it comes to conversations about connectivity in Albemarle County’s southern growth area, suggestions for reducing traffic on Old Lynchburg Road have included a road between the Redfields neighborhood and U.S. Route 29, and a connection between Sunset Avenue Extended and Fontaine Avenue. A ...
August 01, 2017
FIRST IN A SERIES With almost 700 residential units coming to Albemarle County’s southern urban growth area, both county and city residents say they are concerned about accommodating the impacts of those new houses and apartments, many of which are in the vicinity 5th Street Extended and Old Lynchburg ...
May 16, 2017
At a mass meeting on Tuesday evening, the Albemarle County Republican Committee nominated their only candidate for one of three upcoming Board of Supervisors elections. Retired businessman John Lowry ran uncontested for the party’s nomination in the race for the Samuel Miller District seat. Lowry previously announced his candidacy ...
April 21, 2017
Supervisor Palmer tops Lowry in first finance report of 2017 Two Democratic challengers for Charlottesville City Council outraised incumbent Bob Fenwick by about $10,000 each in the first quarter of 2017, state documents show. In Albemarle County, Supervisor Liz Palmer, a Democrat, outraised John Lowry, her Republican foe, in ...
February 23, 2017
Retired businessman John Lowry has announced he will seek the Republican nomination for the Samuel Miller magisterial district seat on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors. “Increasingly over the last four years, I’ve felt the Board of Supervisors’ management of the county has been out of balance,” Lowry said. “We ...
June 13, 2015
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has approved an expedited review process to determine if land southwest of the U.S. 29-Interstate 64 interchange should be added to the county’s designated growth area. “This issue is before you because of the county’s stated goal of expanding job opportunities ...
February 14, 2015
Conservation easements are an increasingly popular tool used to manage growth and protect the rural heritage of Albemarle County. While conservationists are celebrating the recent protection of a 770-acre farm in western Albemarle, one easement critic says there can be too much of a good thing and at taxpayers’ expense ...
November 08, 2013
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors agreed Wednesday to move forward with studying the creation of an economic development office, but fell short of agreeing to spend money on the endeavor. “I’m not prepared [yet] to vote to create a cost center of $160,000 per year in the ...
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 ...
November 09, 2012
For the first time anyone can remember, the Albemarle Board of Supervisors has met jointly with its Economic Development Authority to set priorities for next year. EDA bond issuances will generate new fees and officials are being encouraged to channel those funds toward further support of economic development activities. The ...
October 26, 2012
The Albemarle Planning Commission has recommended approval of amendments to regulatory language that will provide more flexibility for development of industrial-zoned land. “Our objective is to modernize the regulations, hopefully providing greater flexibility for our industrial uses of today, while preserving the integrity of the industrial districts,” Albemarle’s director ...
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