The city of Charlottesville is creating a housing strategy to encourage the construction of homes that are affordable to households with incomes ranging from extreme poverty to the middle class. To help inform the strategy, the group sponsored a free summit on the topic as part of this week’s Tom Tom Founders Festival in collaboration with the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission.
Greene County residents had a third and final time to provide feedback on the Ruckersville Area Plan at an open house on March 29. The Greene County Planning Department, along with Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, has been engaged in a detailed study of a small area plan for Ruckersville since August. The plan will be adopted and included into the county’s comprehensive plan.
The public had its first chance Thursday to see plans for a “trail hub” designed to connect current and future pathways near 5th St. Station in Albemarle County. The trails that will extend from the hub are at various planning stages. The project will enhance an existing tunnel that goes underneath I-64 with safety improvements.
About 75 people turned out to Greene County’s second Ruckersville Area Plan open house on Dec. 6. The county is developing a plan for the Ruckersville corridor, facilitated by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission. The Wednesday, Dec. 6, public meeting was to kick off the scenarios planning portion of the process and gain [...]
At the board’s Nov. 14 meeting, David Blount, with the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, outlined the top six priorities the commission will support for the 2018 Virginia legislative session beginning in January.
As you drive through Central Virginia, there is one particular type of road sign that you won't learn about in driver's education, even though you see it all through the area. They are the signs for Route 76, a bike ride originally designed to celebrate the Bicentennial. These days, it's still a popular bicycle [...]
Area transportation officials have held the first-ever meeting of a non-binding governmental body that seeks to improve public transit in the community through comparing notes and relationship building.
The 5th Street Station shopping center in Albemarle County has been open for nearly a year but greenway and trail improvements proffered as part of the development have not yet been constructed.
Charlottesville Tomorrow: Environmental group, planners hope to boost area trails with $180k community foundation grant
There are plans for miles and miles of off-road trails that would connect various locations in urban Albemarle Countyand Charlottesville and a new partnership aims to find ways to get many of them built.
Charlottesville Tomorrow: The Community Foundation Invests in Regional Bike and Pedestrian Trail System
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipient of its third round of Strengthening Systems grants. Piedmont Environmental Council and the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission received a two-year grant of $179,804 to complete plans and generate active community support for a regional bike and pedestrian trail network and begin implementation. [...]