The first step of an eventual master plan for the riverfront in Charlottesville and Albemarle County has come to fruition. The initial phase of the Rivanna Corridor Study, facilitated by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, has a goal of making the river a center of economic development, recreation and cooperation between the city and the county. The scope of the study area stretches a half-mile out from both sides of the Rivanna River from the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir to Milton Road.
What does the Rivanna River mean to you and how could your interaction with the river be better? The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission posed this question Friday afternoon to approximately 15 people at a work session in the Albemarle County Office Building’s Lane Auditorium.
Learn about River redevelopment projects in Roanoke VA and Greenville SC. Hear an update on Phase 1 of the Rivanna River Corridor Plan. Participate, in a workshop to provide input for Phase 2. Who Should Attend: Community leaders, local government officials, developers, builders, financial investors, conservation and environmental organization personnel, members, and the public-at-large. [...]
The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) has submitted the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for approval. TJPDC has incorporated revisions in response to review comments from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and FEMA. After FEMA’s approval, the plan will be presented to each [...]
The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) invites all interested citizens to comment on the Draft Regional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The HMP identifies goals, objectives and specific actions to help our communities prepare for natural disasters before they occur, in order to reduce loss of life and property damage. The draft plan [...]
Over the last quarter, TJPDC has shifted from analyzing hazards in our region to facilitating participation in order to determine effective mitigation strategies. The mitigation strategy phase commenced with a November 14, 2016 public meeting, and is continuing with meetings held with locality staff and Local Emergency Planning Committee. TJPDC also invites the public [...]
Are We Ready? Public Workshop Monday, November 14, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Floods, wind storms, winter storms, and wildfires. These natural events happen and can cause injuries, damage to property, and disruptions to businesses and community life. We can join together before the next disaster occurs to make plans to mitigate impacts. This highly interactive [...]
TJPDC was awarded a grant by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) to update our region's 5-year hazard mitigation plan. Over the next 18-months TJPDC staff will be working with regional emergency management staff and citizens to update the plan. The update is being managed by the TJPDC in conjunction with the Hazard Mitigation Working [...]
Copies of the 2012 Regional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan are available for download below. The plan has been adopted by all six jurisdictions in the PDC and in many cases these localities have include the plans recommendations in their comprehensive plans. The entire Regional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan 2012 (18 MB) Appendices A, [...]
The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission adopted a required 5-year update to the regional Solid Waste Management Plan on October 6, 2011. The update includes a description of existing and projected solid waste needs and facilities, as well as a plan for management of the solid waste generated by residential, industrial and commercial [...]