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 in the comments section.
- The launch of the Piedmont Cultural Alliance’s new cultural plan—the first ever for the area—takes place from 5-6:30pm Monday, January 13 at the Paramount Theater on the Downtown Mall. The event is free and open to the public, and includes wine, hor d’oeuvres, and live music from 5-6pm in the Paramount ballroom, followed by remarks and a presentation in the main theater. More details on the plan are at charlottesvillearts.org/createcville.
- The Charlottesville Planning Commission meets from 5:30-11pm Tuesday, January 14. On the agenda is the blight hearing for the Landmark Hotel property, a joint public hearing with the City Council on the five-year Capital Improvement Program, a rezoning application for a planned unit development along Water Street near the under-construction City Walk development, a special use permit for one of the proposed student housing developments on West Main Street, and a hearing on amending the Comprehensive Plan to create a Strategic Investment Area bordering Belmont, Fifeville, and Downtown.
- The Albemarle County Planning Commission also meets Tuesday night, from 6-8pm. Its agenda includes a public hearing on a drive-through lane for a Chik-Fil-A on Pantops and a proffer amendment proposal on a property near Proffit Road zoned mixed commercial.
- The Albemarle County Service Authority holds its first meeting of 2014 on Thursday, January 16. In addition to regular business, the ACSA will be approving an issues agenda for the coming year.