Community Development  |  Places29 Master Plan

 About the Places29 Master Plan
Places29 Master Plan for the Northern Development Areas covers the four Development Areas north of the City of Charlottesville: Neighborhood 1 (map), Neighborhood 2 (map), the Community of Hollymead (map), and the Community of Piney Mountain (map). Following its adoption on February 2, 2011, this Master Plan is now a component of the Land Use section of the County’s Comprehensive Plan. The Plan, including the Vision and Guiding Principles, has been developed with extensive citizen input, starting in 2005 with a series of public workshops and open houses.
 Vision for the Places29 Master Plan
"Albemarle County’s four Northern Development Areas will feature compact development consisting of residential and employment neighborhoods that are organized around centers, as defined by the Neighborhood Model.These neighborhoods and their centers will be pedestrian-oriented and mixed-use; they will offer a variety of housing choices, retail environments, office types, and employment opportunities. They will be connected by an attractive, efficient, and accessible multimodal transportation system. Integrated into this urban-style development, parks and open spaces will provide a sense of respite and contribute to an overall excellent quality of life."
 Places29 Community Advisory Council Members

Jane Fogleman  Helene Kaminer 
Tim Kaczmarek  Peter Borches
Charles Lebo     Charles Newton
Cynthia Neff  Peter Skoro
David Bashline  Kimberly Swanson
Heather Stokes  Henry Weinschenk
Jane Williamson  Lloyd Wood
Planning Commission Liaison: Rivanna, Rio, White Hall, and Jack Jouett PC Members to rotate.
Board of Supervisors Liaison: Rivanna, Rio, White Hall, and Jack Jouett BOS Members to rotate.


Places29 Meeting Information

January 23, 2014                                                 Agenda Minutes
February 27, 2014  Agenda Minutes
March 24, 2014 (Joint Advisory Councils Meeting) Agenda  Minutes
April 24, 2014 Agenda  Minutes
May 22, 2014 Agenda  Minutes 
June 26, 2014 Agenda  Minutes 
August 28, 2014  Agenda Minutes
September 22, 2014 Agenda


September 25, 2014 Agenda Minutes
October 16, 2014 Agenda Minutes
December 4, 2014 Agenda Minutes


October 24, 2013 Agenda Minutes
September 26, 2013 Agenda Minutes
August 22, 2013 Agenda Minutes
July 25, 2013 Agenda Minutes
June 27, 2013 Agenda Minutes
June 19, 2013
Joint Advisory Councils Meeting
May 30, 2013 Agenda Notes

March 26, 2013
Places29 Master Plan Proposed Changes Adobe Acrobat PDF
Summary of Comp Plan Updates 3/22/13 Adobe Acrobat PDF

Agenda Minutes
February 28, 2013 Agenda Minutes
November 21, 2013 Agenda Minutes


 The Places29 Master Plan - As Adopted on February 2, 2011

Note:  Many of these files are very large and may take time to download.  If you have a low-speed connection, one option is to save the files to your disk and view them offline. If you're planning to print any of these files, please note that some of the diagrams and tables are designed for 11x17 pages. If you are unable to download the files, you can review printed copies at the Community Development Lobby at 401 McIntire Road or at the Northside Library in Albemarle Square Shopping Center.  CDs are also available at no charge, and printed copies are available for the cost of preparation. Please email David Benish or Elaine Echols or call 296-5832 ext 3251 or 3252 respectively.  You may also call 434-296-5832 to order a printed copy, which will be available the next day.  

Cover Adobe Acrobat PDF

Acknowledgements Adobe Acrobat PDF

Table of Contents Adobe Acrobat PDF

  1. Introduction Adobe Acrobat PDF
  2. The Vision and Guiding Principles Adobe Acrobat PDF
  3. Existing Conditions and Future Trends Adobe Acrobat PDF
  4. Future Land Use Plan and Transportation Network Adobe Acrobat PDF

    Figure 4.8: Future Transportation Network Adobe Acrobat PDF

    Figure 4.9: Long-Term Transit Network Adobe Acrobat PDF

    Future Land Use - NORTH Adobe Acrobat PDF

    Future Land Use - SOUTH Adobe Acrobat PDF

    Parks Green Systems Map - NORTH Adobe Acrobat PDF

    Parks Green Systems Map - SOUTH Adobe Acrobat PDF

    Land Uses in Centers and the Uptown Adobe Acrobat PDF

    Land Use Designations in Areas Around Centers Adobe Acrobat PDF
  5. Place Types Adobe Acrobat PDF

    Figure 5.1. Place Types: Centers and the Areas Around Centers Adobe Acrobat PDF
  6. Community Facilities and Services Adobe Acrobat PDF
  7. Design Guidelines for the Places29 Area Adobe Acrobat PDF

    Boundary Conditions Map Adobe Acrobat PDF

    Frontage Conditions Map Adobe Acrobat PDF
  8. Implementation of the Master Plan Adobe Acrobat PDF

    List of Implementation Projects Adobe Acrobat PDF


  1. Glossary of Terms Used in the Master Plan Adobe Acrobat PDF
  2. Implementation Project Descriptions  Part 1 Adobe Acrobat PDF  Part 2 Adobe Acrobat PDF Part 3 Adobe Acrobat PDF
  3. Roadway Cross Sections Adobe Acrobat PDF
    Transportation Network and Recommended Cross Sections Map Adobe Acrobat PDF 
  4. Access Management Report for US 29, dated May 25, 2007  Adobe Acrobat PDF
  5. The US 29 North Corridor Transportation Study Final Report, dated August 18, 2008  Adobe Acrobat PDF
  6. The 29H250 Phase 2 Report, dated September 15, 2004   Adobe Acrobat PDF
  7. The 29H250 Phase 2 Final Report - Complete Text Adobe Acrobat PDF
As part of the Places29 Master Plan project, we have published a series of fact sheets on topics related to land use and transportation to inform the public. We realize that the Places29 plan area is a large and complex one, with many important issues to consider, and we hope that these fact sheets will be useful in helping people get a good foundation.

New to the Places29 Master Plan? Just want the highlights of the Plan?

Start with:
10 Things You Need to Know about the Places29 Master Plan
Get to Know your Places29 Master Plan - Vision and Guiding Principles 

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