Planning & Development

The Western Bypass. File image.

As feds call for Bypass alternatives, state official says it’s time to consider selling right of way

This story includes reporting from a previous article that ran last Thursday. The day before a marathon public hearing that wrapped with a local vote to oppose the Western Bypass last Wednesday, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) ended its year-and-a-half-long silence on the project by sending the Virginia Department of Transportation back to the drawing […]

Landmark hotel. Staff photo.

Blight reprieve: Landmark owner agrees to city’s demands

With a fresh promise from the Landmark hotel owner that he’ll secure, clean, and structurally assess the hulking unfinished structure on the Downtown Mall, Charlottesville City Council voted on Tuesday, February 18 to defer a formal blight declaration. The new and apparently conciliatory approach of the unfinished hotel’s owner stands in contrast to what has […]