Richmond, VA-based, Kimley-Horn was hired by the Virginia Department of Transportation to work with the community to develop an integrated land use and transportation plan at the intersection of Hydraulic Road and US Route 29 in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
After two years of engaging with area stakeholders and a citizen advisory panel (upon which architect Kathleen Galvin served as a City Councilor,) a vision for redevelopment emerged, that would transform a declining retail center with 100 acres of parking lot, into a mixed income, transit-ready neighborhood with walkable blocks and hundreds of units of affordable housing.
“There are over 100 acres of surface parking within the core development area surrounding US Route 29. That is roughly the equivalent area that could support more than one-thousand (1,000) units of multi-family housing.”
(Hydraulic Plan, page 38, adopted by City Council, May 2018.)
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