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Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Data Lab connects you with collaborative community tools which help us all have a better understanding of this special place. Cvillepedia is our community’s version of Wikipedia. Our document library makes it easy to find the raw materials used in local government decisions.

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We come across a lot of documentation in our reporting. You can use the search function or visit our Data Lab to easily find the plans, surveys, and reports we reference in our stories.
August 03, 2018
Benjamin F. Yancey Elementary School and its predecessors have anchored Southern Albemarle's African-American community for almost 150 years. In 2017, Albemarle County closed the school in response to low enrollment and a loss of funding. Its 110 students divided into two neighboring school districts, Scottsville and Red Hill. Ericka ...
July 11, 2018
Albemarle County’s Economic Development Strategic Plan is scheduled to be finished by the end of 2018 following a monthslong delay. The county’s Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission and Economic Development Authority jointly endorsed a framework for the strategic plan in 2017. Supervisors directed staff to pause work on ...
July 06, 2018
The Little High Neighborhood Association filed a lawsuit against the city of Charlottesville on Thursday, alleging that City Council did not follow permitting procedures for a proposed apartment complex at 1011 E. Jefferson St. “We assert that the Special Use Permitting process, which granted the developers the right to quadruple ...
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We started cvillepedia in 2007 as one place to keep track of all the information we were writing about. It went public in 2009 and now anyone can create or edit these articles on the people, places and events that make the Charlottesville-Albemarle area unique.

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