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Charlottesville & Albemarle County Features a Variety of Fun Festivals Again this Spring
3/8/2017
Virginia Festival of the Book, Dogwood Festival, Taste of Monticello Wine Trail, Tom Tom Founders Festival, Foxfield Spring Races, Historic Garden Week, Festival of Cultures, and Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival all prepare to engage locals and visitors alike

Charlottesville and Albemarle County will feature a grand selection of local spring festivals in the months ahead. These festivals will celebrate a wide range of interests including books and literacy, innovation, wine, horse races, flowers, exploration of cultures, and hand-crafted artisan treasures. Read on...


Community Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Pantops Station 16
3/7/2017
On Tuesday, March 7, at 9:00 AM, Albemarle County government officials joined community stakeholders at the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Pantops Station 16. The ceremony took place at the future site of the new station, 656 Peter Jefferson Parkway. The program included remarks by Norman Dill, Vice Chair of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors; Doug Walker, Albemarle County Interim County Executive; Dan Eggleston, Albemarle County Fire Rescue Chief; and Jonathan Davis of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. Read on...

Bridge Work Begins March 13 on Rt. 810 in Albemarle
3/3/2017
Motorists advised to use alternate routes during four-week closure

The Virginia Department of Transportation will close Route 810 (Blackwells Hollow Road) in the vicinity of Chap Place Lane in northwestern Albemarle County for four weeks to rehabilitate a bridge over Halls Creek. The bridge, located 2.4 miles east of Route 629 (Browns Gap Turnpike) and 0.9 mile west of Route 687 (Shiffletts Mill Road), will be closed beginning March 13. Weather permitting, the road is expected to reopen to traffic April 14. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes during the closure. Access to all commercial and private entrances will be maintained. Read on...


County Receives Coveted AAA Rating from All Three Credit Rating Agencies
3/1/2017
Albemarle County continues to be a member of an elite group of triple-AAA rated counties nationwide from Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investors Service, and S&P Global Ratings following a comprehensive review and analyses by these three major credit rating agencies.  All three agencies noted the county’s strong financial management, vibrant and diverse economy, and low debt burden among the factors considered in assessing the County’s credit worthiness. Read on...

City of Charlottesville & Albemarle County Join National Program to Reduce Solar Energy Costs
2/16/2017
The City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County have recently teamed up and joined an elite cohort of cities and counties participating in SolSmart, a national program that guides localities in lowering the costs and barriers for the community to go solar and encourages solar energy development. Read on...