Author Archives : Bill Emory


(updated 5/12/17 to include link to Charlottesville Tomorrow story) Various rezonings and special permits required to rehab the Woolen Mills buildings pass the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors unanimously. Details when they are available. “There will be a passageway that will connect Broadway and East Market streets, but it will only be accessible to emergency […]

Woolen Mills Public Hearing

Wednesday, May 10, two rezoning and special permit requests will be before the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. The BOS will hold a public hearing. The public hearing concerning the Woolen Mills Property is the last of five public hearings. The public hearings start at 6:00 PM at the County Office Building (Lane High School) […]

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Decommissioning Riverview Park pump station

Tuesday 12/6/16 the team from the RWSA hosted a Rivanna pumping station update meeting with presentations by RWSA’s senior civil engineer Michelle Simpson, and by representatives from contractors Adams Robinson and Hazen and Sawyer. Rivanna’s contractors will be returning to the site this month to begin work connecting the old 36″ Rivanna collector (pipe) with […]

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Woolen Mills Village Historic Conservation District Q&A meeting

December 1, 2016 Mary Joy Scala made a second trip (her first Q&A was held April 11, 2016) to the Woolen Mills Neighborhood to answer questions that arose in November regarding the proposed 60 acre Woolen Mills Historic Conservation District overlay. Ms. Scala, the city’s preservation and design planner, staffs the city’s Board of Architectural […]

Questions submitted about the CV 2

From: Lem Oppenheimer <> Date: Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 11:27 AM Subject: Questions for Meeting To: <> Cc: John Frazee <> Mary Joy, thank you for coming back to the neighborhood. We look forward to hearing more about this. My initial questions that come to mind: 1. What, in simple terms, are the actual […]

Woolen Mills proposed CV

Woolen Mills Historic Conservation Overlay District (CV) information session – Dec 1 @ 6PM

An information session is scheduled for Thursday, December 1 at 6pm at the historic chapel (1819 East Market St). (You may have already seen the posters throughout the neighborhood.) The primary goal of this meeting is to answer neighborhood questions regarding the historic overlay regulations and process. The WMNA board, per their decision at the […]