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Impact Fee Bill Heading for Roadblock?

2/27/08 * Loudon Times-Mirror [ full story ] House committee could kill impact fees bill A bill that would take the right to negotiate the amount builders and developers contribute to schools, fire and police protection and roads out of the hands of local government has been sent to the Virginia House of Delegates rules […]

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Pen Park route not among Eastern Connector alternatives

Lewis Grimm of PBS&J (standing) leads the steering committee through eleven alternatives for the Eastern Connector The group of local officials responsible for shepherding the Eastern Connector Corridor Study has until next spring to present possible options to the public. But, if the latest meeting of the steering committee is any indication, there’s still a […]

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‘Albemarle Place' Edges Toward Reality

8/8/06 * WCAV-TV [ full story & video ] The landscape is starting to take shape in one portion of Albemarle County. Drivers along Hydraulic Road may have noticed a difference. The debris says it all. There is a change on the horizon, and while most people forgot what is supposed to be coming here, […]

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Growth Causing Traffic Concerns

7/27/06 * WCAV [ full story ] From Route 29 to Route 33 there is evidence Greene County is growing. Bulldozers and construction equipment line many parts of the county pushing aside land to build new conveniences. But those conveniences come at a cost. “As you start building larger and larger developments, the additional volume […]

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Concerns Over Growth in Crozet Continues

7/6/06 * WCAV [ full story ] Controversy over growth in Crozet continues tonight as residents there fight to keep the area’s small town appeal. Some Crozet residents are at odds with Albemarle County supervisors. Some county estimates have Crozet’s population jumping 800 percent in distant future and residents just don’t think their town was […]

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City Balances Growth And History

6/21/06 * WCAV TV [ full story ] City officials are working hard to balance the need for new developments with the need to preserve history. “We don’t want to erase the past as we head into the future,” said Kevin Lynch, a city council member. That is a tough task since growth is expected […]

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Chamber Urges “Decisive Action” on Regional Water Supply

1/26/06 * Charlottesvile Regional Chamber of Commerce [ full story ] “The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce today announced its support for ‘decisive action in 2006 by our local, state and federal public officials in advancing necessary regional water resources supply and management options essential to our community’s future economic vitality.”

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Wheeler pushes smart growth

12/20-26/05 * C-ville Weekly [ full story ] “For Average Joe Citizen, trying to read a document from the City or County’s planning department is like trying to read hieroglyphics without the Rosetta Stone. This, says Brian Wheeler, executive director of Dexter Auction, is one of the main reasons a community doesn’t complain about development […]