Biscuit Run, the proposed development to the south of the City has been revised downwards from a proposed 5,000 homes to 3,500 homes. The traffic study work session next month should be interesting.
As always, Cvilletomorrow has much more information as well as a podcast of the planning commission’s meeting.
Wal-mart is finally coming to Greene County! If only NBC29 will stop with the bringing “green” to Greene lines. Hardy-har-har. So clever. There has been much discussion locally about the merits of Wal-mart, but I do know that my clients in Greene will welcome this addition to their community. Soon they won’t have to go to Culpeper or CharlAlbemarle,
Yesterday at an open house for a new development, I was interested to see that their solution, as approved by the County, to the affordable housing situation is to provide affordable “accessory apartments. (pdf)” At least it’s something. More at the County’s website.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – studies that consider only Charlottesvile/Albemarle or Fluvanna or Greene are too myopic for today’s settlement and travel patterns. We need to look at development and its benefits and impacts from at least a regional point of view.
Housing inventory is up, but development plugs on, and for many, that’s a good thing. The various development industries add so much to our local economy that many don’t realize. Managed appropriately, growth can be good. Might as well attempt manage it, because it seems it’s going to happen anyway.
Tracking all of these things is almost a full-time job!