Charlottesville Tomorrow again provides an excellent service and podcast of today’s discussion on WINA about Albemarle Place.
I held a Realtor’s Open House at my listing on Minor Ridge Road this morning.Â Thankfully, we had quite a bit of traffic from fellow Realtors – about 10 people or so came through. Of the Realtors to whom I spoke at length, the consensus was that we as a region had better slow down and recognize what makes the CharlAlbemarle area so desirable.
A few choice snippets from this morning’s dialogue:
Cox: we are doing … “Interim transportation improvements … the improvements that we will be making will help calm the situation for about a 5 year period … “
How much responsibility should the developers shoulder? At some point, the public sector needs to step up and find the funding to step towards solving the transportation issues. When? How?
Albemarle Place is also what Cox called, a “test case” for the area’s new planning regime under the “Neighborhood Model” concept.
By what metric does one determine whether they pass or fail this “test”?
I do not feel encouraged that anybody is looking out for the best interests of the resident, the region, or the long-term effects of this development.Â I will reiterate what I said earlier:Â â€œWill I want my daughters to live here in 25 years?â€
I think we need, as a region, to step back, take a breath, and think about what where we want our region to go from here.