Planning & Development

A map from the Orange Dot Report, a study of income inequality in Charlottesville that inspired a job hub project spearheaded by this year's class of Emerging Leaders in Architecture. Photo courtesy of ELA.

Young architects take on income gap with Green Dot job hub project

An architect’s challenge usually hinges on the limits of space and scale, but a team of young Virginia professionals has spent the last nine months tackling a very different task: closing Charlottesville’s income gap. The Emerging Leaders in Architecture program, run by the Virginia chapter of the American Institute of Architects, gives young people in […]

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Is another fight over agricultural land use brewing in Keswick?

The Albemarle County Planning Commission voted 5-1 last night to approve an annual cider festival and new regulations at Castle Hill Cider, a 600-acre property in Keswick—a place where businesses and residents have clashed over agricultural land use in the past. Like other “farm wineries,” Castle Hill can host an unlimited number of events throughout the […]

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What’s coming up in Charlottesville the week of 10/8

Each week, the news team takes a look at upcoming meetings and events in Charlottesville and Albemarle we think you should know about. Consider it a look into our datebook, and be sure to share newsworthy happenings, too. On Tuesday, the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission holds a public forum from 3:30 to 5pm at […]