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A Master Plan for the Northern Development Areas

The Places29 Master Plan provides recommendations for how and where development should occur in four Development Areas north of the City of Charlottesville: Neighborhood 1, Neighborhood 2, the Community of Hollymead, and the Community of Piney Mountain.

Revised in 2015, the Places29 Master Plan describes existing conditions of these areas, provides recommendations for future land uses, transportation and community facilities, and outlines design guidelines and an implementation plan for the area.

The Rio29 Small Area Plan, which was adopted by the Board of Supervisors in December 2018 and is a component of the Places29 Master Plan, puts forth a vision to transform the Rio29 area into a walkable and vibrant community – one that is a connected multimodal hub, with a diverse, mixed use character, and enhanced conservation of natural resources for the 400 acres of land surrounding the Rio Road and Route 29 intersection.

Route 29 facing South from the Rio29 GSI

Route 29 facing South from the Rio29 Grade-Separated Interchange