Once again, Charlottesville Tomorrow proves how to: 1) Provide tremendous value to the community. 2) Try to get the public engaged in the political process. Using Google Moderator they’re asking voters for their questions. Here’s…
BeCamp is this weekend in Charlottesville. So far, 60 have signed up for the 100 slots. I love how geeky and innovative Charlottesville folks are.
(Did you know that you can subscribe to updates from RealCentralVA? It’s easy to subscribe.) This is a good article in today’s HooK that succinctly defines the debate about the Mortgage Interest Deduction.* So what…
Dave McNair at the HooK poses the question: “what effect might the coming shops at Stonefield (known for some time as Albemarle Place) have on our existing centers?” Personally, I don’t mind Barracks Road shopping…
Or â€¦ a big giant “d’oh” â€¦ with an “I’m sorry” to the Albemarle County Architectural Review Board.
Remember in July when I mused about the ARB process and Stonefield (formerly Albemarle Place):
So, what exactly is the character? I looked at the existing â€œentrance corridorâ€:
Seminole Square mall â€“ Cheeseburger in Paradise, the Express Car Wash, Chiliâ€™s, strip with Sprint and the UPS Store on the east side of 29, Burger King, and lots of parking lots. Stonefield is replacing the old Blockbuster and 7-11, and lots of trees and natural landscape. Continue south on 29 and youâ€™re met with KFC and Best Buy.
If the ARB truly wanted to be consistent, the Shops at Stonefield would have to emulate trees.
Turns out â€¦
Cheeseburger in Paradise, the Express Car Wash, Chili’s the strip with Sprint and the UPS Store on the east side of 29, Burger King and lots of parking lots â€¦ are in the City of Charlottesville, not the County of Albemarle.
I’ve been living in Charlottesville/Albemarle for only 23 years (I’m 35 now) â€¦ so I’m still learning my way around.
So â€¦ my apologies to the Albemarle Architectural Review Board.