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Designs for the building that will replace Main Street Arena are continuing to evolve.
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Architecture review panel weighs in on ice park redevelopment project
Plans for a new building that will replace the Main Street Arena and Escafé on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall are continuing to be developed and refined. On Tuesday evening, the city’s Board of Architectural Review held a preliminary discussion on the massing...
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A journalist for The Hill alleges she was punched in the face by a white nationalist at the Unite the Right rally last week.
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Area orchards see surge of early apples due to warm winter
Apples at area orchards are coming in weeks early this year, thanks to unusually warm weather.
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Three Notch’d looks to its roots in expansion plans
New downtown flagship aims to emulate Route 151 breweries’ success.
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A roundup of rally-related events and headlines from Aug. 19.
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Request to fund comprehensive review of Downtown Mall to go before Council
Plans are in motion to secure funds for a study of Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall to evaluate its historic value and maintenance efforts and to suggest ways to better care for it. The PLACE Design Task Force, an advisory body for the...
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Albemarle farmers share concerns at stream buffers meeting
At a public meeting Wednesday evening, Albemarle County farmers told officials that increasing the size of stream buffers could endanger their livelihoods.White Hall farmer Kathy Rash and several others expressed fears that the county would require farmers to maintain a...
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City drills holes at Heyer memorial for parking meters
This story was updated with additional information on August 18 While mourners continued to place flowers Thursday at the Fourth Street site where Heather Heyer was killed when a car plowed into a group of counter-protesters at Saturday’s Unite the Right...
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Slideshow: Downtown Mall's business community remembers Heather Heyer, spreads message of love
In the wake of the Unite the Right rally held in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12, businesses and restaurants along the city's Downtown Mall have posted signs remembering Heather Heyer, who was killed Saturday, and sharing messages of love, inclusivity and...
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Hydraulic plans raise concerns with area residents
The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission and the Virginia Department of Transportation hosted a neighborhood meeting Wednesday night on the Hydraulic-29 Small Area Plan.Chip Boyles, TJPDC’s executive director, presented updated plans for the intersection and surrounding area before community members...
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Mom called police over threatening acts by Virginia driver
The mother of a man charged with killing a woman at a white nationalist rally had previously called police because of her son's threatening behavior.
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The Latest: Intel CEO resigns from Trump business council
Attorney General Jeff Sessions says "too much has been read into" President Donald Trump's statement Saturday in the aftermath of violence at a demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Crash suspect's ex-teacher says he idolized Hitler, Nazism
A car rammed into a crowd of protesters and a helicopter crashed into the woods as tension boiled over at a white supremacist rally that left three dead and this usually quiet college town a bloodied symbol of the nation's...
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Reactions to Trump's statement on violence in Virginia
Reactions to Trump's statement on violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Ohio Man Charged with Plowing Car into Crowd, Killing 1 and Injuring 19 Following Rally
An Ohio man has been charged with plowing into a crowd with his car in downtown Charlottesville Saturday, killing one and injuring 19.
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The Latest: Trump aide considers Va. clash to be terrorism
President Donald Trump's national security adviser says the violence that broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, "meets the definition of terrorism.''.
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Charlottesville News

Architecture review panel weighs in on ice park redevelopment project

Aug 19, 2017

Plans for a new building that will replace the Main Street Arena and Escafé on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall are continuing to be developed and refined. On Tuesday evening, the city’s Board of Architectural Review held a preliminary discussion on the massing and siting of a proposed seven-story, mixed-use project called the Charlottesville Technology Center. The 160,000-square-foot building would include office space...

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Request to fund comprehensive review of Downtown Mall to go before Council

Aug 18, 2017

Plans are in motion to secure funds for a study of Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall to evaluate its historic value and maintenance efforts and to suggest ways to better care for it. The PLACE Design Task Force, an advisory body for the Planning Commission and City Council, decided at a recent meeting to seek the council’s support for this cultural landscape review. “It...

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Albemarle farmers share concerns at stream buffers meeting

Aug 17, 2017

At a public meeting Wednesday evening, Albemarle County farmers told officials that increasing the size of stream buffers could endanger their livelihoods.White Hall farmer Kathy Rash and several others expressed fears that the county would require farmers to maintain a 100-foot buffer on each side of rivers, perennial streams and intermittent streams. Agriculture, horticulture and forestry uses currently are exempt...

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City drills holes at Heyer memorial for parking meters

Aug 17, 2017

This story was updated with additional information on August 18 While mourners continued to place flowers Thursday at the Fourth Street site where Heather Heyer was killed when a car plowed into a group of counter-protesters at Saturday’s Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, an unidentified worker for the city loudly drilled a hole on the sidewalk to make way for...

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Slideshow: Downtown Mall's business community remembers Heather Heyer, spreads message of love

Aug 17, 2017

In the wake of the Unite the Right rally held in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12, businesses and restaurants along the city's Downtown Mall have posted signs remembering Heather Heyer, who was killed Saturday, and sharing messages of love, inclusivity and unity.  

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Hydraulic plans raise concerns with area residents

Aug 17, 2017

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission and the Virginia Department of Transportation hosted a neighborhood meeting Wednesday night on the Hydraulic-29 Small Area Plan.Chip Boyles, TJPDC’s executive director, presented updated plans for the intersection and surrounding area before community members weighed in with their thoughts and concerns about the plans. “We’re looking at a bigger area with the core focus at...

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Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle

Aug 17, 2017

Meet Your Nonprofit, a weekly profile of nonprofit organizations in our community, is brought to you by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.   Describe your nonprofit's mission. Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle (LVCA) addresses low literacy and under-education among adults in our region through free, individualized reading, writing and English language instruction. Our mission is to help individuals become better workers, consumers, neighbors, citizens...

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Board hears plans for Belmont Bridge design

Aug 16, 2017

The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review held a preliminary discussion about the Belmont Bridge Tuesday. The conceptual designs presented by consultant Kimley-Horn were the culmination of over 30,000 individual data points collected from community meetings, surveys and the Belmont Bridge project website. Board members shared concerns about the project, focusing on small components such as bench appearance and larger qualms about...

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CATEC board commits to further discussion of relocating to PVCC

Aug 16, 2017

The idea of relocating the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center to the campus of Piedmont Virginia Community College has been discussed off and on for the past few years. The CATEC Center Board decided Tuesday to initiate further, more in-depth conversations to determine once and for all whether the relocation should and could be carried out. “The conversation of co-locating CATEC at...

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County officials shown vision for urban Albemarle

Aug 15, 2017

As Albemarle County prepares for a larger population, officials are seeking ways to encourage the development of an urban community along U.S. 29. The Board of Supervisors held a joint session Tuesday with the Planning Commission to hear an update on the Rio Road small-area plan, a document that seeks to create a vision for the mid-21st century. “Change happens,” said Mike...

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Design panel urges no parking at Water Street tower

Aug 14, 2017

The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review wants the developer of a proposed eight-story building on Water Street to eliminate parking in the structure in favor of commercial space. “I have a problem with the parking situation and think forcing this building to have parking is kind of crazy,” said BAR member Tim Mohr.   Black Bear Properties is seeking a special-use permit...

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Downtown Mall businesses reopen post-rally

Aug 13, 2017

Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall reopened for business Sunday following a day in which most if not all businesses closed their doors due to safety issues associated with the Unite the Right rally and large counter-protest demonstrations. “It’s definitely been a sad vibe today but if you didn’t know any better looking out the window, you would think it was a typical Sunday,”...

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