Planning & Development

The 2009 purchase of Biscuit Run, the 1,200-acre tract at the center of the $20 million tax credit battle, still holds the record as the biggest land deal in Albemarle County history.

Judge clears way for Biscuit Run suit to go to trial

The original purchasers of the 1,200-acre Biscuit Run tract just south of I-64 have been battling Virginia’s Department of Taxation for years over a $20 million tax credit claim, and on Tuesday, a county judge denied a challenge from the state, clearing the way for a spring trial date. “It’s wonderful news,” said Craig D. […]

Developers hope to start construction of the Fifth Street Station shopping center—which will include a Wegmans grocery store—as early as the end of this year. Image courtesy of River Bend Management.

Site prep for future Wegmans shopping center scrutinized

Plans for a shopping center with a Wegmans grocery store just south of Charlottesville are marching forward, despite recommendations of caution from staff and the qualms of some neighbors. Last week, the Albemarle County Planning Commission gave its stamp of approval to a special use permit allowing developers to fill in parts of the site […]