Current Projects

Rio Corridor Plan

The goal of this project is to develop a community vision and plan that will guide future design and improvements of the Rio Corridor.A diverse array of people access this corridor;...

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Phase 1: DISCOVER (Spring 2021)

This phase is focused on building a shared understanding and knowledge of the current conditions of the Rio Corridor. We’d like to learn more about everyone who uses the corridor and provide you with opportunities to share your expertise, knowledge, and experience. Input provided will be used to guide the focus of discussions and design recommendations for subsequent phases of the project.

Complete the Discover Questionnaire

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Phase 2: DEFINE (Summer 2021)

This phase will involve identifying the challenges we face and opportunities to work together to achieve mutual goals. During this phase, our project team will collaborate primarily with a stakeholder workgroup but will continue to receive input from the public and adjust our approach as needed. 

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Phase 3: DEVELOP (Fall 2021)

The focus of Phase 3 is the development and review of specific proposals to improve the Rio Corridor. Opportunities for collaboration between County Staff and a stakeholder workgroup will continue, with a focus on evaluation and finalization of the proposals.

In this phase, we will involve the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission to provide input and help work through the details and feasibility of each proposal. In an open and transparent process, we will maintain a continuous feedback loop of providing information and receiving input from the public. 

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Phase 4: DECIDE (Winter 2021)

Phase 4 of the project is when final decisions will be made about how Albemarle County will adopt the Rio Corridor Plan. The final proposals will be presented to the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission and public hearings will allow for any final input from the public to be heard. Implementation of the selected strategies and solutions will extend beyond this timeframe. 

Stream Health Initiative - Rural Area Focus

The goal of the Stream Health Initiative is to develop strategies for improving stream health in Albemarle County using a collaborative and inclusive process. 

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Stage 1: DISCOVER (Jan-March 2021)

Stage 1 is focused on building a shared understanding of the current condition of our waters and identifying challenges related to improving stream health in the Rural Areas. We will provide you with opportunities to share your expertise, knowledge, and experience. Input provided will be used to guide the focus of discussions and design recommendations for subsequent stages of the project.

Participate: Discover Questionnaire
Learn: Stream Health Community Learning Series

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Stage 2: DEFINE (Apr-June 2021)

Stage 2 will involve identifying the challenges we face and opportunities to work together to achieve mutual goals. We will explore different concepts and innovative solutions for improving stream health in the Rural Areas and discuss options we might pursue in Albemarle County.

During this stage, County staff will collaborate primarily with the Stakeholder Work Group but will continue to receive input from the public and adjust our approach as needed. 

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Stage 3: DEVELOP (July-Sept 2021)

The focus of Stage 3 is development and review of specific proposals to improve stream health in the Rural Areas. Opportunities for collaboration between County Staff and the Stakeholder Work Group will continue, with a focus on evaluation and finalization of the proposals.

In this stage, we will involve the BOS and Planning Commission to provide input and help work through the details and feasibility of each proposal.  In an open and transparent process, we will maintain a continuous feedback loop of providing information and receiving input from the public. 

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Stage 4: DECIDE (Oct-Dec 2021)

Stage 4 of the project is when final decisions will be made about how the County will move forward with improving stream health in the Rural Areas.  The final proposals will be presented to the BOS and public hearings will allow for any final input from the public to be heard. Implementation of the selected strategies and solutions will extend beyond this timeframe. 

Crozet Master Plan Update

A Master Plan is a collaboratively developed document that describes a community’s vision for future development, using text, maps, and diagrams. In Albemarle County, Master Plans are used...

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Phase 1: Community Visioning (September - December 2019)

Click this link to review public input from this phase:

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Phase 2: Focus Areas & Design Strategies (January - August 2020)

Click these links to review public input from this phase:

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Phase 3: Recommendations (September 2020 - March 2021)

Click these links to review public input from this phase:

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Phase 4: Plan Draft, Review, and Adoption (March - September 2021)

Share your feedback via this questionnaire:


Past Projects

Housing Albemarle: Review the Draft Housing Policy

Albemarle County is committed to creating sustainable communities and safe, good quality housing opportunities for our residents.Housing plays an important role in all our lives. Homes provide a foundation...

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Let's Talk Albemarle: Court Square

This project seeks to provide the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors with community feedback on the Court Square public space, markers, and memorials, and how it could be intentionally...

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Let's Talk Albemarle: Court Square Launch

After receiving direction from the Board of Supervisors we launched this project to learn from county residents about their thoughts regarding the Court Square public space, markers, and memorials.

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July 1, 2020 Senate Bill 183 and House Bill 1537 Take Effect

These bills give localities the ability to remove, relocate, contextualize, or cover the monuments or war memorials in their communities. The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors directed staff to advertise a public hearing on this topic. 

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August 6, 2020 at 6 pm - Public Hearing

The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to receive public comment on its intent to remove, relocate, contextualize, or cover the following monuments or memorials for the veterans of a war located on the County-owned portion of Court Square, the site of the Albemarle County Circuit Court at 501 East Jefferson Street, Charlottesville: (1) the statue known as “At the Ready” or “At Ready”; (2) cannons; and (3) stacked cannonballs. 

Following the public hearing, the Board can take an action to remove, relocate, contextualize, or cover a monument or memorial. If the Board acts to remove, relocate, contextualize, or cover a monument or memorial, the Board must offer the monument or memorial for relocation and placement to any museum, historical society, government, or military battlefield, for a period of 30 days.

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September 6, 2020

If the Board acts to relocate, contextualize, or cover a monument or memorial, it may do so on or after September 6th. 

On September 8th, the Board took action to accept the offer from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation for At Ready, the cannons, cannonballs, and base.

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September 12, 2020 - Monument Removal

On Saturday, September 12, the At Ready statue and the associated memorials of the cannons, cannonballs, and stone base, were removed from Court Square. The removal video footage is available on Albemarle County’s FacebookTwitter, and YouTube channels

Climate Action in Albemarle County

Climate action planning is identified by the Board of Supervisors as a top priority for Albemarle County in its FY20-22 Strategic Plan and advances the County’s vision of a thriving, vibrant community...