Search: Woolen Mills
May 30, 2018
The stench of sewage wafting through the Woolen Mills neighborhood has sickened residents since the early 1900s. But after the completion of a 10-year and $10 million odor reduction project at the local wastewater treatment facility, project pioneers and neighbors came together to celebrate the fact that they can finally ...
June 25, 2017
Some residents of Charlottesville’s Woolen Mills neighborhood have soured on the idea of a historic conservation district, according to a recent poll. A year after a majority of residents responded positively to a neighborhood poll asking whether they would support the creation of a conservation district in their part ...
May 11, 2017
The Albemarle Board of Supervisors has approved a rezoning that will allow the vacant Woolen Mills factory to be converted into a residential and commercial complex at the confluence of Moores Creek and the Rivanna River. “I think it’s a wonderful project and I’ve been hoping for years ...
'It’s just not that kind of neighborhood': Some in Woolen Mills don't want historic conservation district
May 06, 2017
A group of Woolen Mills residents are seeking to block the creation of a zoning district overlay in part of their neighborhood after being told by city officials they have no legal standing to opt out of the proposed district. The Woolen Mills Neighborhood Association and city officials believe a ...
April 03, 2017
The city of Charlottesville could soon break a barrier that’s prevented it from designating the Woolen Mills neighborhood with a zoning overlay meant to preserve the architectural characteristics of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. On Monday, the city held a public hearing on proposed amendments to the city’s ...
November 11, 2016
The creation of a historic district for the Woolen Mills neighborhood came closer to becoming a reality this week as the Charlottesville Planning Commission endorsed the idea. “Ever since I’ve been on the Planning Commission, the Woolen Mills has been coming to us to try to get a higher ...
October 25, 2016
The Albemarle and Charlottesville planning commissions had the opportunity Tuesday for a joint discussion on a redevelopment project that could help the two communities realize a goal of improving the area’s connections with the Rivanna River. Developer Brian Roy is seeking a rezoning that will allow for an adaptive ...
June 25, 2015
Charlottesville Planning Commission members had a rare chance this week to weigh in on an action pending before their counterparts in Albemarle County. “This is the first instance of us [jointly] talking about a county project that has a direct effect on a city neighborhood and other city resources,” said ...
March 16, 2015
As a developer crafts a plan for a mixed-use complex at the former Woolen Mills factory in Albemarle, the county Board of Supervisors has indicated it will allow more homes than designated in the Comprehensive Plan. “I feel very positive about the cooperative progress that we have made,” developer Brian ...
September 29, 2014
When an extension of Water Street opens to traffic later this year, one Carlton Road business owner is hoping people will feel like downtown Charlottesville has grown to the east. “As the crow flies, this neighborhood is practically adjacent to downtown, but because there were no direct routes, it has ...
December 04, 2013
The cost of relocating the Rivanna Pump Station in the Woolen Mills neighborhood has come in millions of dollars below expectations. The contentious project divided Charlottesville and Albemarle County leaders who disagreed on the best location to upgrade the facility. Price was a determining factor, yet after more than a ...
October 19, 2013
Members of the Albemarle County Service Authority have expressed concern about spending additional money to contain odor that emanates from the Moores Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. “We shouldn’t entertain a bigger project on odor control,” said Richard Carter, who represents the Jack Jouett District on the ACSA Board of ...
October 04, 2013
The future of the city’s Woolen Mills neighborhood took center stage Thursday at the latest Charlottesville City Council town hall meeting. “People have been living in this neighborhood for thousands of years,” said Bill Emory, a community activist and former planning commissioner. “But often we are in the center ...
September 24, 2013
The Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority has deferred action on wastewater odor controls and dredging the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir because two of its Charlottesville representatives were not present at a meeting Tuesday. The RWSA board was expected to vote on spending more than $200,000 to pay a firm to ...
September 19, 2013
The Charlottesville City Council wants to use money set aside to dredge the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir to increase odor controls at the Moores Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. “I would encourage everybody who doesn’t understand the real urgency of this issue to spend one night in Belmont,” said Councilor ...