January 22, 2018
Work officially has begun on an update of a plan intended to guide future development of one of Albemarle County’s designated growth areas. County officials held a community meeting Monday to begin gathering input on a revision of the Pantops Master Plan. “This is not a complete redo,” said ...
January 09, 2018
As Albemarle County prepares for more population growth in its urban ring, the attention of the Board of Supervisors will turn this year to renewing a document intended to guide the development of one of its urban communities. Supervisors have not updated the Pantops Master Plan since it was adopted ...
March 07, 2017
Albemarle County officials, staff and residents attended a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the new Pantops public safety station, which is scheduled to open next year. The nearly 10,000-square-foot, $3.68 million facility is coming to fruition after years of planning and partnering with Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital to provide ...
November 10, 2016
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors took action Wednesday night that soon could bring a pedestrian crosswalk across U.S. 250 on Pantops. “It would connect the new State Farm Boulevard sidewalk across Route 250 to the sidewalk that runs parallel to Route 250 in front of Chick-fil-A,” said Blake ...
January 07, 2016
A study of potential pedestrian crossings on U.S. 250 on Pantops and U.S. 29 north of Charlottesville will be delayed until the new Albemarle Board of Supervisors can set priorities for infrastructure to make the county more walkable. The decision to not proceed with the study was made ...
November 22, 2015
A key goal of the 2008 Pantops Master Plan was to find ways to make it safer to travel without using a vehicle, but some Albemarle County residents are not satisfied that enough has been done to support the rapidly developing growth area. “We need a pedestrian bridge to join ...
March 26, 2015
The group that makes decisions about transportation projects in Albemarle and Charlottesville considered two new projects Wednesday that would address traffic congestion at the bridge over the Rivanna River on the city-county border. One project would add more lanes to Free Bridge, and the other would improve the roadway’s ...
January 17, 2015
In one of its last actions of 2014, the Albemarle Board of Supervisors temporarily halted the work of a volunteer group that advises the board on development and infrastructure projects in the county’s northern urban area. “The Places29 Citizen Advisory Council seems to struggle quite a bit and I ...
October 19, 2014
As the Pantops area in Albemarle County continues to grow, some of its newer residents are calling on elected officials to make it safer to cross U.S. 250. “My husband and I bought our townhome in 2010 because we liked the walkability of the neighborhood,” said Latha Masters, a ...
May 06, 2014
Public Hearing Items. a. SP201400004 Bojangles Restaurant @ Pantops - Drive-Thru PROPOSAL: Request for a special use permit to establish a drive-thru window associated with a fast food restaurant on .75 acres under Section (s) 22.2.2 (10) Commercial, 23.2.2 (5) Commercial Office, and 24.2.2(12) Highway ...
September 10, 2013
6. Deferred Item. a. ZMA201300002 Pantops Corner PROPOSAL: Rezone 2.246 acres from R-1 zoning district which allows residential uses at a density of 1 unit per acre to HC zoning district which allows commercial and service uses; residential by special use permit at a density of 15 units per ...