Listen to it here. Links and such coming soon. Here's something to try - these are the stories I had open when I went into the studio - open a new browser window, and then click on this link; it's to a bridge url created using the Tabulate! extension for Google Chrome. We covered a lot of ground - - The Western Bypass and its impact on the surrounding area and property value - The segmentation of the area's human settlement patterns - Commuting patterns and our three great medical systems - UVA, Martha Jefferson and Augusta Medical Center - … [Read more...] about Podcast of Yesterday’s Show on WINA
Archives for September 2011
From Charlottesville Tomorrow: An unofficial estimate for construction of the Western Bypass is more than double the amount members of the Commonwealth Transportation Board were told by Virginia Department of Transportation officials in July before they voted to resume funding of the 6.2 mile highway. Internal documents released under the Freedom of Information act reveal that VDOT engineers calculated a cost estimate of $436 million in late June, several weeks before CTB members voted to allocate $197 million to the project. 1 - Great … [Read more...] about Western Bypass – Same Plan, Twice as Expensive
I love Charlottesville's coffee shops. The Downtown Mall's Mudhouse is open again and â€¦ In a word, it's sweet. These two photos don't do the space justice. To fully appreciate the new Mudhouse, you need to take it in from the front door. … [Read more...] about The “New” Mudhouse Coffee on the Downtown Mall
Erika Howsare at C-Ville has an interesting look at getting around Charlottesville without a car. Very related article I wrote in 2006 - Are there Two Charlottesvilles? Also: Patience Crabstick wrote earlier this year a detailed account of the Charlottesville Bus system. (and I wrote about her writing about the bus system) … [Read more...] about Getting around Charlottesville without a Car
Per Yahoo and Sperling's "Best" list - Charlottesville enjoys clean air and water, and pleasant weather year-round, highlighted by especially beautiful fall foliage. Nearby Shenandoah National Park offers a wealth of recreation opportunities. Charlottesville is home to the University of Virginia, which strengthens the area's healthy economy by providing steady jobs and a wealth of amenities and entertainment. Homes are not cheap (median home price $225,000), but the cost of living is manageable. The city's low unemployment rate and significant … [Read more...] about Charlottesville’s A “Best Place to Live” – Again
The Newsplex has the news. I'll believe it when I see it. … [Read more...] about The Landmark’s going to be Finished?
Southern Title suspends issuance of new policies (PDF) Southern Title Insurance Corporation, a regional title underwriter based in Richmond, VA, announced that it would voluntarily suspend issuance of new title policies effective as of September 15, 2011 and will focus continuing efforts on the resolution of claims received on previously issued policies. Despite a an influx of new agents, new market opportunities and a solid management team, Southern Title has continued to incur higher than normal claims arising from policies issued by … [Read more...] about Title Insurance Woes – Southern Title Suspends New Policies