A week of wet weather eased Charlottesville’s water woes—at least for the moment—and replenished receding reservoirs. Thomas Frederick, director of the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority, said, “We’re full. The reservoirs are running at capacity,” including the Ragged Mountain and Sugar Hollow reservoirs, which were seven inches below normal last month. The dry spell prompted [...]
Keith Woodard’s plans for a massive nine-storey project on the Downtown Mall are still in limbo, while another nine-storey development on Water Street is sailing through the City approval process. Woodard wants to revamp the Mall by adding a full city block of mixed-use commercial space (80 residential units and 180 below-ground public parking spaces) [...]
It looks like outgoing Councilors Rob Schilling and Blake Caravati are leaving City Council on good terms. At least Charlottesvillians better hope so, because Mayor David Brown just gave them keys to the city. The ever-jocular Caravati quipped: “Now that they’ve given us keys, they’ll probably change the locks.” Judging from their farewell remarks on [...]
“They\’re not here to see Monticello,” Kay Ward says of Hospitality House guests. Trauma, sickness and ongoing medical treatment in family members, not history, bring visitors to the UVA Medical Center facility. Demand has become so steep, in fact, that the hospital is soliciting proposals for approximately 9,800 square feet of rentable space to expand the affordable accommodations Hospitality House provides patients\’ family members. Increasingly, outpatients use Hospitality House, as well.
New legislation from the General Assembly gives Charlottesville\’s City Council more power to assist local homeowners with skyrocketing property taxes. Councilors are currently working out the details of the new tax relief programâso far, though, local homeowners shouldn\’t expect too much help.
“Yeah! Way to go!” cheered Rick Jones on the news that City Council gave his company, Management Services Corporation, the go-ahead for a new student apartment complex near the Corner. The Board of Architectural Review had denied MSC the right to build the 28-unit Sadler Court Apartments at 225-227 14th St. NW. Jones appealed, and on Monday, May 15, City Council overruled the BAR’s decision.
Last-minute tweaks to Great Eastern Management's plans for the 269-acre North Pointe development will delay a vote on the controversial project until next month.
UVA fourth-year Blake Marvin and Assistant Dean of Students David Bynes initiated a case against the 17 “living wage” student protesters (arrested April 15 after a four-day sit-in in Madison Hall failed to secure $10.72 an hour for UVA’s lowest paid employees). Marvin’s complaint to the University Judiciary Committee cited the students’ unauthorized entry into a UVA facility, intentional disruption or obstruction of operations [at UVA] and failure to comply with directions of UVA officialsâall violations of the Student Code of Conduct.