Homes vs. businesses: Shrinking supply of light industrial land concerns Supervisors

At its meeting on September 5, 2007, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors held a work session on the proposed Willow Glen subdivision, near the Charlottesville Regional Airport and the Hollymead Town Center. (link to staff report)

The applicant seeks to build 234 units on 23 acres of land, in a mixture of townhomes and single-family detached houses. The land is currently designated in the comp plan as a mixture of Light Industrial Service and Urban Residential, and the developer and owner are requesting a change to all Urban Residential as part of the Places29 Master Plan.

The two and a half hour discussion covered topics ranging from whether the County has enough land for light industrial use, as well as whether developers can specify how money from their cash proffers can be spent.

For more on the story, visit Charlottesville Tomorrow’s article.