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February 12, 2018
The new extension of Hillsdale Drive has been open for a couple of months, but some in the community continue to call for a traffic light to replace an existing two-way stop sign at one of the road’s key intersections. “We and a majority who live, work and play ...
November 24, 2016
The Albemarle County Planning Commission has been briefed on the latest version of the county’s capital improvement program budget. “It’s a combination of our five-year plan, which is balanced to revenues, and then another five-year look, which is what we call our capital needs assessment,” said Trevor Henry ...
October 20, 2016
The leadership team of the Senior Center appeared before the Charlottesville City Council this week to argue the benefits of public investment in the organization’s proposed new facility. “The Center at Belvedere will triple our capacity to meet the needs of an aging population,” said Peter Thompson, executive director ...
March 14, 2016
An organization that offers services and programs to the aging community has asked the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors to find room in future budgets to help pay for construction of a new facility. “The aging of our population is the No. 1 demographic issue our country and our commonwealth ...
February 13, 2016
As the Charlottesville area’s population grows, the head of one nonprofit organization wants to make sure there is enough space to provide recreational and educational opportunities for the growing number of people over the age of 50. “We’re constantly turning people, programs and partnership opportunities away,” said Peter ...
July 24, 2015
Residents and businesses near the future intersection of Hillsdale Drive Extended and Greenbrier Drive are insisting that the Virginia Department of Transportation do what it can to ensure that a traffic signal will be installed to protect pedestrians. The city of Charlottesville is overseeing a design for a $30.5 ...
July 03, 2015
As Albemarle County tries to develop a plan to serve some of the community’s estimated 250 at-risk 4-year-olds, a local organization best known for its work with senior citizens is taking an innovative approach to early childhood education. Located in its main facility on Hillsdale Drive, the Jefferson Area ...
March 22, 2015
As an explosion in the number of people over the age of 65 looms over the nation, leaders in the Charlottesville-area senior community are hoping the creation of walkable neighborhoods and attractive urban places can help increase the quality of life for all. “The age wave is not something ...
December 19, 2012
Representatives from the firm Nelson Nygaard made two appearances Monday to present their recommendations for how Charlottesville Area Transit could be reconfigured to boost ridership. The City Council expressed satisfaction with the progress of the $116,000 study, but members of the public said they were concerned many current passengers ...
October 17, 2012
The consultant hired by the City Council to redesign Charlottesville Area Transit has unveiled two options on which to reconstruct the system from the ground up. “Both of them are based on the same principle of trying to make service simpler, easier for people to use, and to make things ...