Albemarle County news

From today’s “A-Mail

The next Board of Supervisors Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 starting at 9:00 a.m. in Room 241 of the County Office Building at McIntire.

The meeting will begin with the recognition of June as Homeownership Month and recognition of the Crozet Master Plan by the Council on New Urbanism.

For those of you arriving late, New Urbanism is the latest trend in developing – it promotes the creation and restoration of diverse, walkable, compact, vibrant, mixed-use communities composed of the same components as conventional development, but assembled in a more integrated fashion, in the form of complete communities. These contain housing, work places, shops, entertainment, schools, parks, and civic facilities essential to the daily lives of the residents, all within easy walking distance of each other. New Urbanism promotes the increased use of trains and light rail, instead of more highways and roads. Urban living is rapidly becoming the new hip and modern way to live for people of all ages.

In short, this is what we are seeing in Old Trail in Crozet, the proposed North Pointe up 29 North and Hollymead Town Center. The HooK had a good story a little while ago about these three developments.

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