Forest Lakes: Community, Convenience, Comfort

Forest Lakes: Community, Convenience, Comfort

By Ken Wilson – When Frank Kessler and the Kessler Group began construction on what was to be the largest planned unit development in Albemarle County in 1989, their goal was to create the “ultimate living community that would allow families to raise their children in a close-knit environment where residents enjoyed well-planned amenities.” Almost […]

Rain Gardens: A Lovely Way to Protect the Planet

Rain Gardens: A Lovely Way to Protect the Planet

By Marilyn Pribus – “Each time it rains, pollutants such as nitrogen, phosphorus, zinc, and even lead flow directly into our sewers and waterways,” laments horticulturist Karyn Smith of Stanardsville. Since much of the water in our area is drawn from the Rivanna River watershed which encompasses Charlottesville, all of Albemarle County and parts of […]

Sustained Growth Predicted for Area’s Commercial Real Estate

Sustained Growth Predicted for Area’s Commercial Real Estate

By Celeste M. Smucker – Commercial real estate in Charlottesville and the Valley (including shops, office buildings, apartment complexes, manufacturing plants, subdivisions and warehouses) continues its impressive growth with more of the same predicted for 2019. And so long as families continue to visit and move here for the natural beauty, outdoor activities, job opportunities, […]