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December 12, 2017
The Charlottesville Planning Commission voted 5-1 Tuesday to recommend additional residential density for the West2nd mixed-use project on Water Street, but declined to support new designs that have been submitted for the L-shaped building. Commissioners said there were too many unanswered questions about affordable housing and other issues to recommend ...
November 15, 2017
After more than a year of study and discussion, the Charlottesville Planning Commission has recommended that the City Council approve an amendment to the city’s zoning code that would change the way building heights are calculated. “It’s been an important issue for a long time but it’s ...
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 ...
June 27, 2017
A long-awaited review of Charlottesville’s zoning code is underway, and members of the city’s Planning Commission spent Tuesday evening discussing one specific change. “One topic that council has requested us to come up with in the short term is a definition of how we measure building height,” said ...
June 17, 2017
As Charlottesville citizens and officials review the Comprehensive Plan that guides planning within the city’s borders, many residents want local government to give a higher priority to their needs as growth continues. “We need an advocate for the residents,” said Susie Hoffman, a resident of Augusta Street. “Someone who ...
January 27, 2017
Legislation before the General Assembly would prohibit localities from regulating the installation of certain wireless communications equipment along urban-area streets and highways. HB 2196, introduced by Del. Terry Kilgore, R-Gate City, would make several changes to Virginia code that would restrict cities and counties from passing zoning ordinances to regulate ...
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 ...
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 ...
February 10, 2016
For the third time in four months, the Charlottesville Planning Commission has recommended adoption of new zoning districts for West Main Street that would lower maximum heights for future buildings. “There’s no new content in what we’ve gotten the third time in what we’ve had the first ...
August 16, 2015
As construction continues on two new buildings on West Main Street, Charlottesville officials continue to review possible changes to the zoning code to reduce the height and massing of future structures. “You’ve gotten really large buildings that people don’t like and they’ve asked you to take a ...
March 11, 2015
Charlottesville Planning Commission supports Kroger’s move The proposed relocation of the Kroger grocery store from Hydraulic Road to the former Giant grocery site in Seminole Square shopping center cleared a procedural hurdle this week. The Charlottesville Planning Commission recommended approval of a critical slopes waiver to allow for the ...
June 15, 2014
Lisa Robertson, Chief Deputy City Attorney, City of Charlottesville Your job title is Chief Deputy City Attorney. What, in your own words, would you say you do? I provide general legal counsel to the City of Charlottesville, its public officials and employees. I work primarily in the areas of zoning ...