A Richmond-based group met Tuesday with the Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review to present their plans for a 75-room boutique hotel on West Main Street in Charlottesville.
A prior project at 501 and 503 W. Main St. shepherded by architect William Atwood to develop a mixed-use residential and commercial building never came to fruition.
“We understand the long history with this property...Read more
Lidl, a German discount supermarket chain with more than 10,000 locations in Europe, wants to open one of its first American stores in Charlottesville.
Lidl announced last year that it would establish its U.S. headquarters in Arlington, build a distribution center in Spotsylvania County and plan to begin opening stores in America by 2018. The company is seeking potential store locations...Read more
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An Alexandria-based design firm is working on plans for a multimillion-dollar upgrade to Charlottesville’s West Main Street, but a final set of blueprints will not be available for well over a year.
“We anticipate the construction document phase to be completed around March or April of 2018,” said Carrie Rainey, the city’s urban design planner.
Rhodeside & Harwell has been working with...Read more
The Charlottesville Planning Commission has recommended that the Cherry Avenue corridor be selected for a small-area plan to help its neighborhoods cope with looming development.
“I agree with Cherry Avenue being the higher priority … not only because of the pressures, but combined with the derelict buildings and open lots that are there just waiting for redevelopment,” Commissioner Jody Lahendro said...Read more
Albemarle County’s first economic development director is dedicated to the idea that the future of the local economy rests in large part on its ability to attract advanced manufacturing jobs.
Advanced manufacturing — the production of complex, specialized, technologically advanced devices and products — requires skilled labor, pays well and will help the county fill a gap in the area’s burgeoning...Read more
As startups nationwide and in Charlottesville clamor for adequate workspace central to housing, culture, shops and amenities, localities are building and planning business districts that focus on tech- and innovation-centered small businesses.
Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer has expressed the need to foster an innovation ecosystem — a culture that nurtures and celebrates small and medium-sized ambitious companies, and supplies ample fallback...Read more
The Albemarle County School Board wrestled Thursday night with how its high schools will embrace student-directed and experiential learning while adequately assessing knowledge and producing credits that colleges will accept.
The discussion comes as school officials are looking to increase high school capacity, either with an addition to Albemarle High School or with an entirely new school. Officials have set aside...Read more
Residents of southwest Charlottesville had the opportunity Thursday to interact with city officials in the latest of a series of town hall meetings.
The Our Town series was established in 2010 to provide an informal way for citizens to directly express concerns about the community.
“This is an unmediated opportunity to hear directly from folks, but the staff is here, as well,”...Read more
The Tom Tom Founders Festival has chosen nine Charlottesville-area artists, civic leaders and entrepreneurs as winners of the 2016 Founding Cville award.
Tom Tom’s board members and previous Founding Cville honorees selected the award winners after receiving nominations from the public.
“We look to have a diversity of industries, experiences and backgrounds represented,” said festival director Paul Beyer.
Beyer said that the award...Read more
Bob Dombrowe-Albemarle County Resident
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Although we have lived in Albemarle County for over fifteen years, we moved to the western part of the County in 2011. I remember reading an article in the Crozet Gazette about the Crozet Trails Crew (CTC). From this I learned that the CTC builds, maintains and works to improve trail access...Read more
The Albemarle County Planning Commission has recommended approval of a 192-room hotel along U.S. 29 in the latest sign that the Charlottesville area is experiencing a lodging boom.
“We’ve been looking at this market for a few years, and we are happy to obtain this location and the opportunity to build another nice hotel here,” said Jim Daly, president of construction...Read more