Great Discussion on Growth in Albemarle and Charlottesville

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  1. Bill Burruss III January 30, 2010 at 20:42

    I went to school at Blue Ridge and graduated in 1971. Charlottesville ended at the Kmart on US29 . There was not much of anything beyond that spot. I have lived in Lynchburg most of my life so my exposure to Charlottesville and the area is removed. During the period 1970 -1990 my father owned several farms in the area, along with Keswick Country Club. To say that I know the Wood brothers or Dr. Hurt would be stretching it, but I do know of them. What I have heard over the years is that Charlottesville had to look outside their area for purchasers of real estate. The Wood brothers and Dr. Hurt were the exceptions. These men have been purchasing land for years when others would not. They have also shaped Charlottesville, and the area, when other would not. Being a Realtor I have seen reports showing Virginia’s population growth. I feel that Charlottesville will see more growth than other cities in our commonwealth. My recommendation is that more Realtors get their ALC designation, http://www.rliland.com/ALCDesignation.aspx so that they have the education to deal with local land-use issues, and that the public look into Smart Growth, http://www.realtor.org/government_affairs/smart_growth, so that they have to knowledge to plan for this new growing population.

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