What’s happening in Charlottesville-Albemarle the week of November 18

What’s happening in Charlottesville-Albemarle the week of November 18

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 Charlottesville City Council holds its second regular meeting of the month at 7pm tonight, Monday, November 18 at City Hall. The Council will approve the city’s legislative agenda—its statement of priorities ahead of the coming General Assembly session—will hold the first of two readings on a $43,400 streetscape design for Elliott Avenue, and reports on the Piedmont Council for the Art’s cultural plan for the city and on the planned addition of granular activated charcoal filtration  to the local water system.
  • The city’s Board of Architectural review meets at 5:30pm Tuesday at City Hall. On its agenda are two of the three planned student apartment buildings on West Main Street: Landmark Acquisitions, which is seeking a Certificate of Appropriateness for the project it’s calling The Standard, and Campus Acquisitions Holdings, which is beginning the process of acquiring a Special Use Permit Recommendation from the BAR.
  • Albemarle County Board of Supervisors chair and Crozet rep Ann Mallek will host a town hall meeting from 7:30-9pm in the community room at the new Crozet Library. From Mallek: “One county operation to change in 2014 is the county provision of solid waste services. A convenience center site in the western Albemarle/Crozet area is needed. Review of the comprehensive plan has raised potential changes to the rural area chapter which deserve discussion and feedback.”
  • The Metropolitan Planning Organization meets from 4-6pm Wednesday at the Water Street Center. The MPO will discuss the draft of its Long-Range Transportation Plan for the first time since the sweeping wins by Democrats in Albemarle County, which have brought a leadership change likely to shift the county’s position on funding the controversial Western Bypass.
  • The city will hold a public meeting from 6-7:30pm Thursday at CitySpace on the Downtown Mall to open up the Belmont Bridge design process to the public. Public comment on the bridge design will be collected at the meeting, and until December 6 via www.belmontbridge.com.