City officials meet to discuss city's land use policy
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Charlottesville City Council and Planning Commission met Tuesday night to discuss the city's land use policy revision and how far it’s come.
The two groups gave direction on how they wanted the zoning ordinance rewritten, with the idea to increase the number of residential units allowed within city limits.
"One of the really important ideas is that, across the board, no matter what one’s perspective is on the details, there was widespread support that we need more affordable housing and more housing options here in the city," said James Freas, Director of Neighborhood Development Services.
While the plan for some groups is to make some of it affordable, others are worried the city can barely handle the infrastructure needs of the current population.
The city says it will take at least a year for the zoning laws to be rewritten.