Adrienne has also attempted to email Norfolk Southern about the same parcel. Below is her email:
- A group of neighbors attended a "walk-about" of the Huntley property. Below is the message from Paul Beyer explaining the regrading issue:
- Images taken of initial site work for Cherry Avenue PUD near the intersection of Cherry Ave. and Highland Ave.
- Fry's Spring City Council Candidates forum. The neighborhood association is sponsoring a City Council Candidate Forum on Monday April 24th at 6:00 in the Cherry Avenue Christian Church. This is an opportunity to see where the three candidates stand on issues of importance to the Fry's Spring Neighborhood as well as the city. [Poster promoting event.]
John Santoski, Neighborhood Association President, will give a short
introduction and will act as moderator. Each candidate should then give a
three minute over-view of themselves and their candidacy. We ask that each
then have prepared a ten minute presentation focused on the following:
"We are concerned about the overwhelming growth suddenly being planned
south of our neighborhood in Albemarle County. Traffic through the
neighborhood is already at a level where further increases will pose
critical safety and congestion problems, as well as create noise, air
quality, and general environmental quality of life concerns. What do you
understand of this issue, and what do you propose to support protection of
Any time remaining will allow questions at random from the floor to one
or all candidates. Because of time constraints, answers should be limited
to one minute or less.
- JPA bridge Information compiled by FSNA board member Adrienne Dent.
Traffic study underway for biscuit run
Don’t worry, say developers, more roads coming to fill the need
As Hunter Craig and his investors continue the delicate process of shepherding the huge Biscuit Run development south of town through the County’s red tape, one of the biggest concerns of the skeptical public is what the project means for traffic.
Craig’s lawyer, Steven Blaine, says a traffic study now underway will help developers estimate the impact of Biscuit Run. Not only that, the study will be so broad, it’s likely to be of use to the County and other jurisdictions, he claims.
Funded by the developer at a cost Blaine pegs at “six figures,” the study, conducted by Ramey Kemp and Associates and the Timmons Group, will take traffic counts from 34 intersections around the development. In addition, it will project future traffic using computer models. State and County engineers will review the results. The County Planning Commission has scheduled a work session for April 18 to address Biscuit Run’s traffic issues, but Blaine says the study will probably not be ready by then.
To ease people’s concerns, Blaine points to the County’s “Southern Urban Area B” Study, which contains optimistic forecasts for new roads in fast-growing southern Albemarle (If you’re having trouble sleeping, check it out at www.albemarle.org).
Other roads are planned for the area near Biscuit Run, including a privately developed road linking Fifth Street Extended and Avon Street north of I-64. A “Southern Parkway” is planned to link those same roads south of the Interstate. Also, County plans call for another road that will connect Sunset Road with Fontaine Avenue, designed to ease pressure on Old Lynchburg Road between Fifth Street Extended and Jefferson Park Avenue. As development mushrooms in southern Albemarle, the question of whether the cash-strapped State transportation department will actually be able to build those roads anytime soon is sure to make locals nervous.—John Borgmeyer
Images of property between Hill St. and Shamrock Ave. recently purchased by Tom Hickman Real estate listing for 212 Raymond Ave. (item 3 in letter and on map below)
Images of Tom Hickman project currently being developed along Stribling Ave.
Letter from Highland Avenue residents Andrea and Larry Wieder to the Charlottesville City Council and City Manager. This letter addresses some concerns by residents living in close proximity to much of the ongoing and proposed development. (Refer to the link below for locations of the properties mentioned in the letter.) - Map of properties sold/for sale near Raymond, Robertson, Hill and Todd