Posts tagged timing and smart growth

Proffers, timing, smart growth and questions

Take the time to read it if you’re interested in growth issues in Virginia.Tuesday brought a significant shift in the political makeup in Albemarle County.  It will, however, take a long time for some of those impacts to be felt for many reasons, not least the fact that there are currently several thousand homes in the pipeline to be built (anywhere from 8,000 to 13,000, depending on which numbers one uses).  These have already been approved and are not subject to the new cash proffer policy on new homes….  (If I didn’t know what I was looking for, I might never have been able to find this document)As has been noted elsewhere, the Board of Supervisors is now faced with a possible 4-2 split on many issues that will define the future, near and long-term, of Albemarle County.Will we spend more money on transit?What will happen to our property taxes?How will our symbiotic relationship with the City of Charlottesville be affected?If property rights are affected, what will happen to real estate values?These are questions that will be be answered only over time.

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