2016/01/29

Chester PA

Filed under: Urban Planning — WmX @ 14:45
good buildings hard times

When William Penn visited in 1682 he named this city Chester

2016/01/28

street trees

Filed under: trees,Urban Planning — WmX @ 15:48
Benefit Street

What do we want?
Street trees.
How do we get there?
We plant street trees.
Are we there yet?
We inventory the street trees, reassess and plant as needed.

2016/01/05

Pottersville

Filed under: culture,signs,Urban Planning — WmX @ 09:11
Pottersville sign

The places we live naturally decline without care and feeding from residents and good work by elected government.

2015/12/05

tree canopy

Filed under: trees,Urban Planning — WmX @ 01:24
"There is an update in the tthe surveys preliminary assessment

“There is an update in the tree canopy survey currently going on, it started about six weeks ago. The survey’s preliminary assessment indicates that there has been a loss of about 1.4% of the City’s canopy trees compared to the last survey done six years ago in 2009. The study should be completed by the end of this year and hopefully there will be an analysis of where the trees have been lost.” 11/10/15 Commissioner Jody Lahendro

Meanwhile, the draft capital budget for Charlottesville shows $25,000 a year for urban tree planting. Not enough to secure shade for pedestrians along the 156 miles of streets in our City. This time of year is a great time to plant trees. Call Miss Utility, plant a tree next to the road in front of where you live. It is not hard to do.
151110 jodi lahendro

2015/10/20

Timberlake Branham House

Filed under: time machine,Urban Planning,zoning — WmX @ 15:21
zoning

1512 East Market Street. Preservation is not high on the list, but sometimes it happens, to a degree.

2015/10/09

gentrification

Filed under: signs,time machine,Urban Planning — WmX @ 11:51
born to be wild

What happens to the poor people who get pushed out of the cities when wealthier people move in? 2008 discussion by Jim Kunstler.

2015/10/04

Riverview Park

Filed under: Charlottesville,dogs,Urban Planning,weather — WmX @ 12:58
dogs walking their people

A dog will walk. No one complaining presently about the weather being hot and dry. This is a portion of the trail that circles Charlottesville.

2015/09/16

Entrance Corridor

Filed under: Charlottesville,trees,Urban Planning — WmX @ 12:11
a green city

A Green City
Charlottesville citizens live in a community with a vibrant urban forest, tree‐lined streets, and lush green neighborhoods. We have an
extensive natural trail system, along with healthy rivers and streams. We have clean air and water, we emphasize recycling and reuse, and we
minimize storm‐water runoff. Our homes and buildings are sustainably designed and energy efficient.

2015/09/10

Rivanna River

Filed under: riverine,Urban Planning — WmX @ 11:06
Rivanna river

Charlottesville and Albemarle officials meet today, discussing the courts, regional transit and the Rivanna River. 3:00 CitySpace, 100 5th Street Northeast

2015/09/08

H.T.Ferron

cutting towers with acetylene

Demo is well underway at the former H.T.Ferron ready-mix plant on Carlton Avenue.
No one in the neighborhood gets to sleep late. Lots of noise needed to take apart a concrete plant.

H.T. Ferron site, lots of concrete

Coming soon for the rock pile, a 52,939 square foot building.
PHASE II (PARCEL C) – 54 (1-3 BEDROOMS) APARTMENT RENTAL UNITS PROPOSED.
NOTE, A MINIMUM OF 30% AFFORDABLE HOUSING, DEFINED AS RESIDENTS EARNING UP TO 60% OF AREA MEDIAN INCOME,
SHALL BE INCLUDED ON THE THREE PARCELS.

view from 2 years aho

Where does one locate affordable housing? Everywhere! But so far our City seems slow to learn that lesson. We concentrate.

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