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May 29, 2013
In the past two months, the Charlottesville Planning Commission favorably reviewed a spate of applications for Planned Unit Developments—one in Belmont, another on Elliott Avenue, and a third in Johnson Village. A number of concerns have surfaced during the process, however, prompting the commission to reexamine its PUD ordinance ...
March 14, 2013
Mobile food trucks in Charlottesville edged one step closer to reality after a Planning Commission vote Tuesday. The commission recommended approval of a zoning ordinance to create a system to allow the trucks, which have grown in popularity across the country. “I think this is a good way to dip ...
January 10, 2013
Charlottesville officials are seeking ways to amend the city’s code to support a new trend in casual dining. “Mobile food units are popping up in localities all over the country,” said Read Brodhead, the city’s zoning administrator. “Austin[, Texas,] has over a thousand mobile food trucks. D.C ...
October 11, 2012
The developers of a new 595-bedroom residential complex on West Main Street are hoping to move swiftly through the city of Charlottesville’s review process. “We’re trying to get approved by the end of the year and we need to be able to break ground and move dirt by ...
September 19, 2012
The 16 people who sit on the Albemarle and Charlottesville planning commissions gathered around a table Tuesday to hash out potential ways the two communities can cooperate on economic development, environmental protection and other areas of common concern. The joint meeting was part of a planning initiative made possible by ...
July 25, 2012
Though the city of Charlottesville is surrounded entirely by Albemarle County, the communities often have different expectations about how land along shared borders should be developed in the future. The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission obtained a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ...
June 28, 2012
Planning staff and officials in the city of Charlottesville and Albemarle County will spend this summer identifying joint goals to include in their respective comprehensive plan updates. Earlier this year, officials identified seven shared priorities: historic preservation, entrance corridors, environment, housing, economy, transportation and land use. In separate meetings Tuesday ...