2014/08/12

High Street

Filed under: neighborhood,riverine,Urban Planning — WmX @ 08:49

entrance corridor

Charlottesville has a riverfront! Though hidden, inaccessible and
underutilized, it is a potential amenity with appeal to countless City and
County residents and visitors to the area. Nowhere is this fact more
significant than at the East High Street and River Road corridors. Attempts at
reclaiming the riverbank for recreational uses in the form of trails, playing
fields, and both passive and active green spaces, pay obvious dividends in
enhancing the quality of life for residents. Environmental and economic
benefits are likely to accrue as well. Incorporating Best Management Practices
for controlling storm water runoff as part of a river front park will help both
aspects. Less obvious, but tremendously important for the City’s continued
economic health, is the role that such amenities play in attracting a highly
skilled talent pool to a region. Increasingly, employees in the New Economy
are considering the proximity of recreational amenities to job and home as
they ponder multiple employment offers from companies in competing
geographic markets. The degree to which Charlottesville can integrate new
employment venues with such recreational (as well as urban) amenities, the
easier it will be for its companies to compete for talent. This will, in turn,
enhance the City’s ability to retain and expand its roster of New Economy
corporations.–pg 154 High Street Corridor Study December 2000, Torti Gallas and Partners CHK

domain-route-high-street

2014/08/11

Odocoileus virginianus

Filed under: fauna,neighborhood — WmX @ 11:24

deer in parking lot
I’ve started biking this loop in the morning.

2014/08/10

day of rest

Filed under: God — WmX @ 15:02

Beaverdam Baptist twilight
Beaverdam Baptist Church, Asheville, NC

2014/08/09

Myer Creek Road

Filed under: slabtown — WmX @ 07:37

clouds treeline soybeans
Away from pestilence, brutality and overcrowding, for the moment.

2014/08/08

Millenbeck Road

Filed under: slabtown,trees — WmX @ 11:22

pines
Lancaster County has a population density of appx 48 people per square mile. Charlottesville’s density is about ninety times Lancaster’s.

2014/08/07

Town Creek

Filed under: riverine,slabtown — WmX @ 13:02

Town Creek sunset
paddling at sunset

2014/08/06

River Road

Filed under: signs,slabtown — WmX @ 11:06

ambrosia?
Route 354, Lancaster County, Virginia

2014/08/05

the fate of country stores

Filed under: signs,slabtown — WmX @ 00:28

R&K store
the former R&K store, River Road, Lancaster County

2014/08/04

Sylvilagus floridanus

Filed under: fauna — WmX @ 13:33

fierce bad rabbit
fierce bad rabbit

2014/08/03

day of rest

Filed under: God,signs,slabtown — WmX @ 15:57

crosses Millenbeck Road
Church of New Vision message board, Millenbeck Road, Slabtown VA

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