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What defines rural character, and who has the right to decide? The contentious debate over land use in western Albemarle’s countryside has of late centered on agricultural “event spaces”—farm buildings that are rented out for large parties, receptions, and weddings—and the fight pits neighboring landowners against each other in a clash of pastoral priorities. The most recent case involves...
At a December 10 public meeting held on Zoom, Bill Mawyer, executive director of the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA), and a slew of engineers described the dam replacement project at Beaver Creek reservoir and answered questions from citizens who called or wrote in to the meeting. The venture, which goes by the unwieldy name Beaver Creek Dam...
The Nelson County Board of Supervisors has started a live stream of the monthly meetings available to the public on YouTube. The service began with the November 10 meeting.  Deputy Clerk Grace Mawyer took on the task of creating a Nelson County YouTube account and posting the videos on the channel. “The sound wasn’t picking up well during our first...
Westhall and Westlake residents have seen traffic and speeding problems increase dramatically in their neighborhoods over the last few years as an extension of Eastern Avenue connecting Park Ridge Drive to Westhall Drive exposed the area to an influx of through-traffic. After residents began to complain to the county about the problems but made little progress toward solutions, relative...
The Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) took a firm stance against increased housing density without commensurate infrastructure at its November 30 meeting after months of discussion during the ongoing Master Plan update process. Two new land use designations proposed by county planning staff generated pushback from a majority of the committee members, which led to the adoption of a...
A virtual community meeting was held for the residents of Western Ridge and Wickham Pond to hear about a proposed new development at the corner of Park Ridge Drive and Rt. 240 called White Gate Village. Architect Vito Cetta and representatives of Shimp Engineering presented details about the subdivision, which would feature up to 125 units in a mix...
A hearing was held as part of the Nelson County Board of Supervisors evening meeting on November 10 for public comments to an amendment to County Code O2020-02, Dogs Running at Large.  David Parr, West District Supervisor, began his inaugural term this year by forming a committee in June to study the animal control ordinance. The committee created a suitable...

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Neighbors Oppose Event Space Plan at Wavertree

What defines rural character, and who has the right to decide? The contentious debate over land use in western Albemarle’s countryside has of late...

RWSA Updates Public on Beaver Creek Dam Plan

At a December 10 public meeting held on Zoom, Bill Mawyer, executive director of the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA), and a slew...

Nelson Board of Supervisors Begins YouTube Streaming

The Nelson County Board of Supervisors has started a live stream of the monthly meetings available to the public on YouTube. The service began...

Westhall Community Asks for Traffic Calming

Westhall and Westlake residents have seen traffic and speeding problems increase dramatically in their neighborhoods over the last few years as an extension of...

CCAC Opposes Higher Housing Densities in Resolution

The Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) took a firm stance against increased housing density without commensurate infrastructure at its November 30 meeting after months...

White Gate Village Tests New Density Category

A virtual community meeting was held for the residents of Western Ridge and Wickham Pond to hear about a proposed new development at the...

Nelson Ordinance Forbids Dogs Running at Large

A hearing was held as part of the Nelson County Board of Supervisors evening meeting on November 10 for public comments to an amendment...