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Fire Incident at County Office Building
7/17/2019
At 10:14 this morning, a County employee called 911 to report observing flames coming from a rooftop HVAC unit at the County Office Building at 401 McIntire Road. Charlottesville Fire Department arrived on-scene within one minute of dispatch and extinguished the fire quickly. No injuries were reported and the building was successfully evacuated. The building was cleared for re-occupancy at 10:44 am. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Albemarle County Fire Marshall Office.

AVNU, the first public autonomous shuttle operating in Virginia on public roads, launches in Albemarle County
7/9/2019
Albemarle County, Perrone Robotics, Inc., JAUNT, Inc., and Smart Mobility, Inc. today celebrated the first day of service for their autonomous shuttle transit service, the f irst autonomous shuttle operating in Virginia on public roads. AVNU (pronounced, “Avenue”, an acronym for Autonomous Vehicle, Neighborhood Use), is based on Perrone Robotics’ TONY autonomous shuttle platform. The pilot will operate for three months, with routes shifting to different areas of Crozet. The first route will be within the Old Trail Village neighborhood and the second route will run between Old Trail Village and downtown Crozet.

Albemarle County Board of Supervisors name Rio Mills Bridge
7/3/2019
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors voted today to name the bridge that carries the extension of Berkmar Drive over the South Fork Rivanna River as the Rio Mills Bridge.


 


Charlottesville-Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau Board Names New Executive Director
6/26/2019
The Charlottesville-Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau (CACVB) Board is pleased to announce Courtney Cacatian as its new Executive Director, effective August 1, 2019.

Albemarle County commits $3.2 million to support the redevelopment of the former Barnes Lumber property in downtown Crozet
6/19/2019
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors voted today to enter into a performance agreement with Crozet New Town Associates in support of the redevelopment of the former Barnes Lumber property in downtown Crozet. The agreement outlines $3.2 million in commitments to the project, through $1.6 million in direct contributions for the construction of a public plaza and $1.6 million in tax rebates through synthetic tax increment financing (Syn-TIF). The Performance Agreement supports the development of public infrastructure to serve Crozet and the broader community, through additions to the road network and the construction of a public plaza. The road connections include extending The Square and Library Avenue, connecting those roads, and creating a connection to Parkside Village. The total value of the public infrastructure projects outlined in the Performance Agreement is $8 million.

Albemarle County commits $3.2 million to support affordable housing in the redevelopment of the Southwood Mobile Home Park
6/19/2019
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors voted today to enter into a performance agreement with Habitat for Humanity in support of the Southwood Mobile Home Park redevelopment. The agreement outlines up to $3.2 million in new commitments to this project, through $1.8 million in direct contributions and $1.4 million in tax rebates through synthetic tax increment financing (Syn-TIF). The Performance Agreement supports up to 155 affordable dwelling units; enables redevelopment of substandard housing via non-displacement with safe, affordable housing options; partners on a $93 million public-private investment in an Opportunity Zone; and achieves Comprehensive Plan goals.

Request for Feedback on County Communications & Engagement
6/7/2019
We are in the process of evaluating our communications and engagement work for Albemarle County - which includes things like this newsletter, our website, and public meetings. Our goal is to better engage with you -- our community. We want to hear from you about what we are doing well and what we can do better. Please take a few moments to respond to this feedback form. We appreciate your participation so that we can best serve you.

Governor Northam Announces 106 New Jobs in Albemarle County
6/7/2019
Castle Hill Gaming to invest $1.3 million to expand corporate headquarters - Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Castle Hill Gaming, a software developer of quality gaming solutions to clients across the United States, will invest $1.3 million to expand its corporate headquarters in Albemarle County. Castle Hill Gaming will receive funding from the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP) to support the hiring and training of 106 new employees.

Albemarle County Board of Supervisors appoints new Zoning Administrator, Bart Svoboda
6/5/2019
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce this afternoon the appointment of Bart Svoboda as Zoning Administrator. The Zoning Administrator administers and enforces the County's zoning code.