Looks like I need to update my post from December pondering what Rio Road is going to look like in 5 years.
The site of a former wastewater treatment plant near Pen Park is under consideration for the construction of 204 homes in both Albemarle County and Charlottesville.
I’d agree with Planning Commissioner Green:
Commissioner Lisa Green encouraged Lopez to further interconnect Lochlyn Hills with the city.
â€œIn the city, what makes a neighborhood is [people] getting out and walking to the Downtown Mall,â€ Green said. â€œAlthough I applaud all the well-thought-out improvements to the trails, people want to walk to their jobs downtown and I’m not so sure they’re going to do that through the woods.â€
Not planning for or accommodating non-vehicular traffic (you know, walking and biking) is irresponsible and will, to many buyers, reduce the desirability and marketability of the homes.