Albemarle Place Developers’ Chin Up

Albemarle Place’s developers say the project is still underway, but the folks who have loudly touted every little feature of the development now won’t say a word about it. They claim they’ll start construction next year.  #

2 Responses to “Albemarle Place Developers’ Chin Up”


  • I hope this doesn’t indicate that he’s rethinking the sustainable features that they planned to include. This is the time the community needs to stand firm on its expectations for this development, lest we end up with Hollymeade “Town Center” II.

    I certainly hope that the final design includes creative measures to protect and use the stream (The Dell is a fantastic example) and not just culvert it. It’d also be fantastic to use some of our native plants in the landscaping. Beyond that, a truely walkable area with parking on the perimeter (not massive parking lots in the middle) would be an asset to the community. In fact, I’ll promise right now to shop there and support the development if these few simple things are done.

  • Construction is still expected to start next year, Graham said, although there continues to be concern about an area sewer pipe and whether it has enough capacity to handle the new development. The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority has plans to replace the aging pipe, which serves much of Charlottesville and everything south of Rio Road on U.S. 29. The $19.2 million sewer project is expected to be completed in December 2009.

    So does this mean that the sewer problem is getting passed on to the taxpayers? Wasn’t it the Planning commission that said “No!” to Albemarle Place because of the inadequate sewer capacity?

    And now they’re going to go ahead and do it anyway!?!

    Vote Joseph and Mallek for BoS.

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