Livable Communities Planning Project
The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) was one of 45 awardees across the country selected for HUD’s a Regional Planning Grant out of 225 submissions. As the lead applicant, TJPDC represented the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), major partners including the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, and the University of Virginia as a consulting partner, and other partners: the Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA), Rivanna River Basin Commission (RRBC), and the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP).
The project set out to develop a Livability Implementation Plan for the Charlottesville-Albemarle MPO Area. The process to develop this plan, referred to as the Livable Communities Planning Project (Livability Project), builds upon the region’s 1998 Sustainability Accords and other area planning documents to integrate cross-cutting strategies for land use, transportation, housing, economic vitality, air and water quality, and energy use. The Livability Project was launched in April 2011 in conjunction with the kick off to the Charlottesville & Albemarle County Comprehensive Plan and Long Range Transportation Plan updates. A project summary is available here.
Performance Measurement System
The Performance Measurement System is a tool to evaluate existing conditions, monitor trends, and track progress towards achieving regional sustainability goals. This system is a deliverable for the Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and focuses on describing the baseline conditions of the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Indicators in the report were selected because they measure key community characteristics and are good indicators of the Region’s livability.
Common Future Land Use and Transportation Map
Comprehensive Plans and the MPO Long Range Transportation Plan
Local Plans Database content:
The Local Plans Database was created to provide a tool to efficiently search a compilation of over 12,000 goals, objectives, strategies and action items based on key issues and topics identified in 82 local planning documents. The database allows users to quickly search these plans based on key topics or “tags” in order to access goals related to specific areas of interest. The information is contained within a Google Fusion database that enables users to easily filter the contents using a single tag or combination of tags.