The conversion of coal-fired power plants to natural gas—like Dominion’s Bremo Power 
Station in Fluvanna—is part of what’s fueling the push to expand gas transmission lines into the southeast. File photo

With Central Virginia poised to become a gas pipeline cut-through, conservationists urge caution

In the span of three months, a trio of pipeline proposals through Virginia has turned the Commonwealth into a key player in the country’s rapidly expanding natural gas industry. The projects, two of which follow preliminary paths that come close to Albemarle County, aren’t exactly unexpected. Still, they have some nearby landowners worried, and conservationists […]

Construction on Market Plaza is set to begin next summer. Photo courtesy Woodard Properties

What will Charlottesville’s new City Market look like?

After years of study and debate, the Charlottesville City Council is poised to pick a design for a permanent home for the City Market, the weekly farmers’ market that has occupied the municipally owned parking lot on Water Street since 1993. Four proposals are in, each including multi-story mixed-use residential and commercial buildings with space […]