Planning & Development

Local residents crowded into the Jack Jouett Middle School cafeteria Thursday night to formally submit opinions on VDOT's environmental assessment of the proposed Western Bypass. Photo by Graelyn Brashear.

Bypass forum draws hundreds

Hundreds of local residents packed the cafeteria at Jack Jouett Middle School Thursday night for VDOT’s public information forum on its environmental assessment of the long-planned Western Bypass around Charlottesville, lining up to leave written or dictated comments on the controversial project. By 6pm, there were few parking spots at the school, which lies close […]

Matteus Frankovich, owner of Black Market Moto Saloon. Photo by John Robinson.

Moto Saloon wins initial approval for live music

Matteus Frankovich said all he wants to do is give back to the city he lives in, but intricate zoning laws and unhappy neighbors have made it difficult for him to do so. Woolen Mills residents have complained that his restaurant, the Black Market Moto Saloon, is detrimental to the neighborhood, and the city temporarily […]