Kent Schlussel 5 months ago

Traffic, schools, poor design for entrance corridor, environmental concerns, apartments not needed according to local and federal studies. Vote no on the re-zoning ZMA 2019-00008 Parkway Place.

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Timothy Hulbert 5 months ago

Timothy Hulbert at June 02, 2020 at 1:18pm EDT

I live on Fowler Ridge Court.

Since moving from the City two years ago, we love our new home and our friendly new neighbors in our new neighborhood.

I support approval of the Parkway Place neighborhood project across Rio Road in our beautiful Albemarle County area.

Just FYI – I am not on their payroll. I am one of the neighbors that thinks Parkway Place — a neighborhood community of homes and families, with the funds for needed roadway improvements as well as several other amenities — will be a robust improvement.

VDOT will not improve the roadway intersection for a long time without the infusion of private funds, the only accessible source of funds for an awfully long time. You all know that private developer funding for such projects here has been and continues to be, used in place of public funds for some time.

Projects such as Parkway Place in the County and on East Jefferson Street in the City strike constructively at two of our community’s and economy’s essential housing challenges. Parkway Place will offer 278 quite affordable market workforce housing units and 50 designated affordable housing apartments.

Our economy – today’s and tomorrow’s – demands more rental housing across the board. Technology companies such as Willow Tree, CFA, Sigora Solar and others along with our region’s advancing defense intelligence sphere need bright young folks.

The project’s scale is fitting and is well within the CompPlan range of 6.01 - 34 units per acre for the area. Please join me in welcoming them all to our neighborhood. 1 Vote

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Chris Londen 5 months ago

I agree with Kent Schussel completely. Current roadways cannot handle traffic now let alone with a huge project like this.

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Russ Bombardieri 5 months ago

I agree with Kent Schussel as well. This intersection/part of town is already way over-burdened.

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Nancy Cornell 5 months ago

My name is Nancy Cornell and I have lived in Dunlora for the past 27 years. During that time we had the entrance to our neighborhood changed, which resulted in increased traffic from people trying to get to Pen Park. Between Dunlora Drive and Park Street 2 large apartment complexes and a school were built. Belvedere has been developed. All of that traffic from these developments must travel on either Rio Rd or the Parkway. The Parkway cannot handle current traffic. The last time I attended a BOS meeting the parkway was backed up from the bypass to Melbourne Rd. This is not traffic from people coming into work in Charlottesville from 29 north. I work less than 2 miles from my home. It should take me 5-6 minutes to get to work. However, if I have an 8am meeting I need to allow at least 20 minutes because the traffic is backed up at the light at Melbourne Rd. I recommend that the Planning Commission drive on our roads at various times to the day to understand the impact of their decisions on those who live in this area. Our area of the Rio district Is overdeveloped. It’s time to look at areas with vacant buildings and parking lots. Please don’t take the little green space we have left.

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James Watson 5 months ago

Hoping to speak but not sure if I'm logged in correctly

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Jill Farrell 5 months ago

Keep the rural areas rural. Vote NO on the Boyd Tavern Market.

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Patsy J Moore 4 months ago

While a proposed Albemarle County advancement on Rio Road clears its path through board and commission revisions and the allowing procedure, thoughts for reasonableness, trail availability and transportation enhancements for the site are beginning to combine. Kotarides Developers is taking a shot at the Parkway Place loft network at the convergence of East Rio Road and the John W. Warner Parkway ( You can check https://s3.amazonaws.com/forge-of-empires/index.html or even math prodigy ). As Albemarle keeps on growing, a few occupants in encompassing neighborhoods are agonizing over expanded traffic and the job of new advancements in that. Others are contending that new close-in advancements take care of that issue. Subside Krebs, people group outreach organizer for the Piedmont Environmental Council, said the proposed advancement is in a perfect area and fits with the region's Comprehensive Plan.

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