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January 03, 2008

Top-10 Growth & Development Stories of 2007

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In my weekly appearance today on WINA AM 1070 on the Charlottesville Right Now program, Coy Barefoot and I counted down Charlottesville Tomorrow's top-10 growth and development stories of 2007.

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Charlottesville Tomorrow's Top-10 Growth and Development Stories of 2007

  1. County Elections 2007—Ann Mallek elected Supervisor in White Hall District
  2. 4,800 new homes approved at Biscuit Run, Hollymead Town Center, and Rivanna Village
  3. Wendell Wood’s projects around National Ground Intelligence Center on Route 29N get new scrutiny by media, public, and local government
  4. Albemarle Supervisors set new cash proffer expectations
  5. Proposed rural area protection ordinances stalemate Board of Supervisors
  6. Lack of rain leads to drought warnings
  7. City Planning Commission debates ethics, communications with the public and developers, impartiality, and starts holding pre-meetings off camera
  8. Water and sewer infrastructure needs get increased community attention
  9. City approves another nine-story downtown building and receives recommendations to limit future building heights in some areas
  10. Major capital projects continue facility improvements at the University of Virginia

Brian Wheeler

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