Monthly Archives: January 2023

Charlottesville poised to re-adopt Comprehensive Plan

Charlottesville City Council has held first reading of an updated version of the Comprehensive Plan that was altered in response to a lawsuit. 

The re-adoption did not come without changes.

“There are substantively two items in fact,” said James Freas, the city’s Director of Neighborhood Development Services. “The adoption of the Climate Action Plan and amendments supporting manufactured housing as a form of affordable housing.” 

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Fluvanna County Supervisors reappoint Booker as chair

The first item on the agenda for the January 4, 2023 meeting of the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors was to select officers for the current year. Mozell Booker of the Fork Union District served as chair last year and Patricia Eager of the Palmyra District served as vice chair. This year, both of their seats are up for election. 

The audio for the meeting on the YouTube channel did not pick up the initial part of the meeting but the recording begins as a discussion of who should be chair is underway. One Supervisor noted that Eager has never been chair before, but she did not appear to want the position. 

“I abdicate to Ms. Booker,” Eager said before a nomination had even been made. 

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Council extends contract for dockless scooters; Veo wants to add more vehicles to fleet

Charlottesville City Council has taken action to allow the firm Veo to continue operating personal vehicles across the City of Charlottesville. On January 3, they voted to extend the company’s dockless mobility permit. 

“This dockless mobility permit is how we have managed the for-profit scooter and bike-share programs around the city since 2019,” said Ben Chambers, the transportation planning manager for the city. 

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Council agrees to allow potential zoning change for nine-story Ivy Road

The University of Virginia Foundation has slowly purchased properties on Ivy Road for future use by the University of Virginia. The owners of one holdout property are seeking permission from the city to develop their property as a private development. 

“This proposed zoning text amendment was submitted on behalf of RMD Properties and seeks to reduce the lot size for a Planned Unit Development within the Urban Corridor zoning district,”  said James Freas, the city’s Director of Neighborhood Development Services.

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