City Standards and Design

Filed under: Charlottesville,government,Urban Planning — WmX @ 08:44

utility poles in sidewalk
In November I heard that Dominion Power (aka Dom.Com, VEPCO, Dominion) had indicated to a Charlottesville City Councilor that utility poles located in the middle of sidewalks could be addressed. Dominion was interested in a list, an inventory of such poles.
HEY Dominion! Are these two more sidewalk poles in the making? 1000 block of East Market Street.
Decrease the width of the street to 36 feet, keep the sidewalk, move the poles?
Put the lines in an underground utility bus?


  1. Same problem here. Tallahassee has been installing sidewalks in residential area, 40+ years after the neighborhoods were developed.

    Comment by Ermine — 2014/01/02 @ 12:39

  2. […] of the 20th C we’ve grown accustomed to the overhead infrastructure. The utility poles block our sidewalks, the wires divide the sky.Stormwater and wastewater infrastructure was in the ground.But oh, what […]

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