Since 1968, I’ve lived in Albemarle County and in Louisa County. My father labored and managed farms, beginning with the household farm in Loudon County.
As a farm lady, I’m unhappy that Albemarle County is rising with residential and industrial developments that remind me of what occurred in Northern Virginia.
Albemarle has put plans in place to guard rural areas and pure habitats, however the recognized progress areas are seeing pure areas being changed with buildings and asphalt at an alarming price.
A lot of the infrastructure that’s wanted to help these developments is just not in place. The Places29 plan states: “You will need to present infrastructure at or earlier than the time it’s wanted to serve new improvement.”
Nonetheless, the infrastructure of a public bus system doesn’t lengthen to the Hollymead and Piney Mountain improvement areas, and a few public faculties are already overcrowded.
One approach to sluggish progress is to disclaim the RST improvement utility submitted for the Hollymead progress space. I don’t suppose the event respects the dimensions and character of current surrounding neighborhoods as outlined within the county’s Complete Plan and the Places29 plan.
In line with the county’s 2019 Progress Administration Report, “an estimated 11,750 extra dwelling items might be wanted by 2040.” And it says, “An estimated 8,843 dwelling items are at present within the improvement ‘pipeline’,” with 44% of them within the Hollymead space.