City Council candidate: "We have come to a low point, I believe, in our local discourse that sadly mirrors the rhetoric … and the paralysis at the federal level in Washington D.C.”
Coalition to Preserve McIntire Park does not want to see any construction before City Council reviews the new designs for McIntire Road Extended
Norwood: Scottville district won’t be ‘at the back of the line on my watch’
Despite an unexpected power outage that threatened to postpone the debate, seven Democratic City Council candidates defended their visions for the future of Charlottesville before a sizable crowd at Jackson P. Burley Middle School on July 20. Asked about whether he would support a dredging-only plan for the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir (pictured), candidate Brevy [...]
In what Meadow Creek Parkway opponents are calling a victory, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers withdrew a permit last Wednesday for key components of McIntire Road Extended (MRE), one of the two city portions of the Meadow Creek Parkway (MCP). The permit, which allowed for the creation of a sewer crossing and culvert, was necessary for construction of the long-debated roadway.
If he collects the necessary signatures, Long, who ran unsuccessfully in 2009, would join fellow Independent candidates Williams, Collins, Fenwick and Bandy
Neff’s biggest supporter is Sonjia Smith, a local lawyer who contributed $10,000 to Boyd’s Democratic challenger in June
Will 2011 mark the beginning of a rebound for the local real estate market? A few recent numbers suggest so. For some local experts, shifts in the behavior of both buyers and sellers point towards a more stable and calculated market.
Recent Western Bypass discussions will likely surface during the first City Council Democratic candidate debate on Wednesday
Imagine a bigger Charlottesville market—one that expands from its current location between South and Water streets into an adjacent lot. Now imagine that Downtown market site surrounded by new housing, retail and office space. That vision is precisely what the City Market Task Force recommended to City Council in a work session last Thursday night. [...]
In short, UVA policies may function as regulations unless they conflict with law, which means the school can prohibit the open carry of firearms on campus, but not concealed carries
Much like the Hollymead Town Center development, the new project at the intersection of Hydraulic Road and U.S. Route 29 North will displace significant amounts of soil and vegetation to make way for 1.2 million square feet of retail, commercial and residential space. But unlike Hollymead, Edens & Avant, developers for The Shops at Stonefield, [...]
Falling in love makes people do foolish things. Falling out of love, however, can be a calculated business transaction—at least in real estate. What happens to a homeowning couple’s largest asset when they file for divorce? “It will always depend on the couple’s financial situation,” says Tanja Milanovic, local real estate agent with Roy Wheeler [...]
The county received praise for its reputation, its appearance, the quality of the environment and schools. However, non-automobile transportation options failed to impress
The city school board member voted against an easement for the Meadow Creek Parkway, a distinction between Blount and fellow board member-turned-candidate Kathy Galvin
The work is slated to be complete in late August.
Virginia had the best overall score in the study’s history, accumulating 1,660 out of 2,500 points, but the study found a few bumps.
Last week, in a lawsuit filed against Charlottesville, five homeless men claimed that City Council’s soliciting ordinance unlawfully restricts panhandling on the city’s Downtown Mall. With the support of the ACLU of Virginia and local legal representation, the plaintiffs claim that the ordinance violates their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights—free speech and equal protection. [...]
Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris told the crowd that Brevy Cannon, 36, “has what it takes” to make a positive impact on the city
Five panhandlers are plaintiffs in a lawsuits that will claim that the ordinance violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments.
Opponents of the 2-mile road are asking the court for an injunction to stop the construction of McIntire Road Extended (MRE), because its “construction and subsequent use … would literally destroy much of the east side of McIntire Park”
Charlottesville’s School Health Advisory Board (SHAB) is trying to improve nutrition in schools by limiting the amount of sugar, as well as sodium and hydrogenated oils, in students’ lunches and snacks. To that end, SHAB—a group that guides the School Board on matters of student health—has significantly revised the school district’s 2006 Wellness Policy, and [...]
Dede Smith, perhaps best known for her opposition to a new earthen dam at the Ragged Mountain Reservoir and her equally vocal advocacy for restoring Rivanna Reservoir capacity through dredging, officially announced her City Council candidacy on Monday at Forest Hills Park.
"I believe we need to improve the leadership on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and ensure we are encouraging citizen participation, transparency in government processes and decisions, straight talk"