April 11, 2005, the Charlottesville Planning Commission held a preliminary review of a rezoning request for 8/10ths of an acre in the historic Woolen Mills Village.

This rezoning request will be the subject of a public hearing before the CPC May 9, 2006 at 6:30PM in the Charlottesville City Council Chambers. Following the public hearing, the CPC will hear from the developer, debate amongst themselves and vote on the future of our neighborhood.

I hope to provide a central location for information regarding this attempted rezoning.

All of the information presented in the following pages contains editorial content.

Documents from the City contain City Planner bias. Documents from the developers contain the developers' bias. Documents from neighbors contain the neighborhood's bias.

Please Attend and speak at 5/9/06 meeting.

Fight for quality of life in our neighborhood!

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Transcript of CPC Preliminary hearing, 4/11/06 download (without commentary)
Rezoning Petition (with commentary) download (without commentary)
Charlottesville Zoning Map download
The Fabric of History (submitted to CPC 4/11/06) download
Woolen Mills Road
Deja vu all over again, Burgess Lane Upzoning Request, April 2003
Letters regarding PUDs
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Dear Friends of the Woolen Mills Neighborhood,

I apologize in advance for any factual errors contained in the pages following. Please email me regarding errors and I will correct forthwith.
I thank all the excellent staff at Charlottesville Neighborhood Development Services, they have gone out of their way to be courteous and helpful regarding my requests for information. From our Neighborhood Planner to the Director and all staff members in-between. It is a tough department to work in at the moment (in my opinion). The work-load imposed by the development firestorm that currently sweeps our area is unceasing.
In the pages that follow I am at times rough with the developing class. I hope that roughness won't be misconstrued as an personal attack on the folk trying to drop the PUD bomb (rhymes with SCUD) on the Woolen Mills Neighborhood.
Most of the places I have loved in my 53 years have been destroyed by enthusiastic young people (and sometimes acquisitive old people) chasing dollars. It is my hope we, as a neighborhood, can shepherd the Woolen Mills largely unscathed into the future.
There will be work involved.


P.S. These pages are a work in progress. Apologies for dead links...