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July 24, 2018
Within five years, thousands of commuters could find themselves moving through very different traffic patterns while driving to Charlottesville. The Virginia Department of Transportation currently is receiving bids to design and build a bundle of projects at highway intersections throughout Albemarle County. The estimated cost for all six projects is ...
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 ...
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 ...
September 22, 2014
The Albemarle Planning Commission has recommended approval of a revised request to amend the rezoning for a portion of the Hollymead Town Center. Their action this past Tuesday took place after the Board of Supervisors insisted that developer Katurah Roell resubmit a request to the Commission after he failed to ...
August 01, 2014
Castle Hill Cider soon might be scheduling large weddings and festivals far into the future. The cidery is treading carefully because the permit allowing these events expires at the end of the year, but that could be changing. The Albemarle County Planning Commission met earlier this week to consider amending ...
March 23, 2014
Second in a series exploring local government budgets As Albemarle and Charlottesville consider spending plans for the next fiscal year, the city is able to devote significant resources to urban infrastructure, whereas the county is facing challenges. While Albemarle has invested heavily in master planning projects over the years, its ...
August 05, 2013
The Albemarle County Planning Commission recently recommended approval of the 69-unit Riverside Village project on Pantops. For the majority of commissioners, the development near the banks of the Rivanna River just south of Darden Towe Park, between Route 20 and Free Bridge Lane, is a good fit with the Pantops ...
August 01, 2013
After 38 public meetings, countless hours of staff work and three different drafts, the Albemarle County Planning Commission on Tuesday concluded its review of the county's comprehensive plan. "If you feel tired, there's a reason," Elaine Echols, Albemarle County 's principal planner, told the commission. "We've been ...
June 27, 2013
Regional planners want feedback from the Albemarle and Charlottesville planning commissions on a federally mandated blueprint for major transportation investments over the next few decades. But commissioners said they are uncertain of their exact role in guiding the plan, which must be adopted by next spring. "We wanted to know ...
February 14, 2013
Through inheritance and acquisition, Thomas Jefferson once owned 5,000 acres throughout the area along the Rivanna River. Among the farms below his home at Monticello, Jefferson called one property Pantops, from two Greek words meaning “all-seeing.” At Tuesday’s Albemarle Planning Commission meeting, all the “seeing” was done through ...
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 ...
August 02, 2012
The Albemarle County Planning Commission has agreed with the Charlottesville Planning Commission that the Woolen Mills area and the Rivanna River should be the primary focus of a joint meeting later this year. “I would urge us to concentrate on these two and really take this on as something we ...