8.3.10- Brian Wheeler, of Charlottesville Tomorrow, gives Coy a weekly update of growth and development. Today’s topics include Charlottesville effort to become three demensional on Google Earth, the water supply plan, RWSA, water conservation,and Albemarle Place.
Brian Wheeler is the Executive Director of Charlottesville Tomorrow, a non-partisan organization that covers growth and development issues in our community. He appears on Tuesdays on Coy Barefoot’s program.
In praise of Netflix, which Brian recently began using
Will there be a second Pie Day? Brian also reports that Charlottesville Tomorrow’s photographs from the first one are now visible in Google Earth.
Brian comments on Bill Crutchfield’s second letter calling for a fresh look at the community water supply plan (The Hook)
Recently, the RWSA approved the creation of a panel of dam experts to determine how to proceed with the new dam at Ragged Mountain Reservoir, now that cost estimates are approaching $100 million. (Charlottesville Tomorrow)
Site plan work for Albemarle Place is proceeding under a new development. Additional sewer capacity is needed for the development to be built. Will Edens & Avant pay their fair share?
The Eastern Connector study has been put on hold. In part, the City and County have different views of what the purpose of the road would be. (Charlottesville Tomorrow)
One reason the Eastern Connector is on hold (but not the only one) is a lack of funding. The City and County are discussing the possibilities of creating a Regional Transit Authority which would also have the power to raise money for road projects. (Charlottesville Tomorrow)