Welcome to the second experimental newsletter on property transactions in Albemarle. This is something new that is only going out to paid subscribers of Charlottesville Community Engagement. Thank you for your contribution! I’m hoping to produce more content like this in the coming year. This is a little different from how I do the Charlottesville transactions, which I will still do on a monthly basis for now.
I am doing this work to learn more about Albemarle County. I’ve written about many of the major rezonings of the past 16 years but I’ve not tracked the details transaction by transaction. This list is an attempt to document all of the “valid” sales of land and improvements in Albemarle. The data comes straight from Albemarle County’s GIS department.
Earlier in the meeting during a discussion of Albemarle’s Secondary Six Year Plan, Supervisors also learned about another project that will be paid for in part by TeleFee Funds, which are paid by utility companies to the Virginia Department of Transportation for placement of infrastructure in the right of way.
There’s a plan to connect Berkmar Drive to airport road north of Hollymead Town Center.
“Currently the road goes through at a roundabout at Timberwood Boulevard and stubs out shortly afterward but will connect to Airport Road and Lewis and Clark Drive at another roundabout,” said Alberic Karina-Plun, a planner with Albemarle County.
Some in this growing community might say that there’s a need for new road connections or improvements to the existing ones. Transportation planning is one of my favorite topics to cover, and please ask questions in the comments. There’s a learning curve.
At their meeting on April 5, the Albemarle Board of Supervisors got an update on several projects.
Work continues at the Virginia Department of Transportation to finalize a list of new transportation projects that will be funded through the Smart Scale process that’s currently in its fifth round.
The Charlottesville City Council adopted their budget Tuesday night just six weeks after it was released to the public. The total amount grew during that time according to Krisy Hammil, the city’s budget and performance director.
“The City Manager’s proposed budget came to you at $226,239,155,” Hammil said. “Through some continued revenue adjustments last week, we worked through the infamous spreadsheet and Council was able to add some adjustments at just a little two million.”