Sean Tubbs

I am Sean Tubbs, a journalist in the Charlottesville region and founder of Town Crier Productions. This site is Information Charlottesville, an archive of articles written in the past few years. Many of them originally were posted as part of Charlottesville Community Engagement, my newsletter and podcast.

Building height at 0 East High Street to go before Charlottesville Board of Zoning Appeals 

Technical details matter. As evidence, look at all the effort that has gone into changing the city’s zoning rules to make it easier, cheaper, faster, and more convenient for developers to build. In the future, the dockets of the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals may get more crowded as it becomes a venue for people…

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Nelson Supervisors to meet with Planning Commission for next steps on Comprehensive Plan 

The Nelson County Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors will have a joint work session on the Comprehensive Plan at 6 p.m. in the former Board Room at the General District Courthouse in Lovingston. Supervisors hired the Berkley Group in December 2021 to conduct the work. (meeting agenda) This work session is a chance…

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Buildings and Grounds Committee review designs for biotech institute, energy plant, and garage at Fontaine Research Park 

In 1986, the land that is now the Fontaine Research Center had been slated for commercial development. The Albemarle Board of Supervisors approved a rezoning for a shopping center called Fontaine Forest on a 4-2 vote that January over the objections of both Charlottesville and UVA.  At the time, UVA officials expressed interest in the property.  “To…

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United Way and Minority Business Alliance announces $40,000 in grant awards

Eight businesses in the community have been awarded grant funding through a collaboration between the United Way of Greater Charlottesville and the Minority Business Alliance.  “This sort of infrastructure is what helps a minority business grow,” said Libby Edwards-Allbaugh. “It helps level the playing field.”  Edwards-Allbaugh is the owner of the Tax Ladies LLC, a…

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