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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Safe Routes to School: Jackson-Via Harris Road Project

Two hundred of Jackson-Via's 333 students live within a mile of the school, but less than 35 of them walk to school regularly. If the street environment improved, more parents would send their kids to school on foot or by bike. In November 2014, Charlottesville was awarded a Safe Routes to School grant to eliminate barriers to walking and biking to school on Harris Road.  

Please visit, review the project flyer and the preliminary engineering schematic of proposed improvements to Harris Road, and give your feedback to Amanda Poncy,, by November 25.  Thank you!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Preservation Piedmont's Tour of Fry's Spring Postponed

Originally scheduled for October 4th, this tour will now take place next spring. Stay tuned for more details.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Cleveland Avenue Cleanup

This Sunday, September 13th at 8:00 AM. Come on out, meet your neighbors and clean up the Fry's Spring Neighborhood Association's adopted street.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Fall 2015 Household Hazardous Waste and Bulky Waste Days

Household hazardous waste disposal

The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority has announced the October dates for their collection of household hazardous waste and bulky waste. See RSWA's main page at for details on specific dates and a list of acceptable items.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Fry's Spring Crime Report is Back

Each month's police report (calls for service and incident based reports) for the Fry's Spring neighborhood will be posted on the meetings page on the right hand column every month. Check out this month's.

Monday, August 3, 2015

What's Better Than Ice Cream??

Ice cream with a cop!

Beginning Saturday July 25th and continuing throughout the remaining summer months, the Charlottesville Police Department will be hosting “Ice Cream with a Cop” at various city parks from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
We have partnered with a local ice cream truck, Mobile Delicious, to provide ice cream to the citizens that are at the park during the hours each event is scheduled.
Officers from our department will be at each park during these events to meet with the public, enjoy the park and have some ice cream with whoever wishes to join us. We are hopeful that during this time together the public, both adults and children, will engage in conversation with our officers and discuss whatever issues they feel are important.
Below is a tentative list of dates and parks.
July 25th Belmont Park
August 8th Forest Hills Park
August 15th Washington Park
August 29th Meade Park
September 12th Green Leaf Park
September 19th Tonsler Park
Ice cream is sponsored by the Charlottesville Police Foundation

Monday, July 20, 2015

Why you will be seeing surveyors along Harris Road

Survey work will begin as early as next week on the Harris Road Pedestrian Improvements. The survey limits are roughly between the JPA/Harris/Camilla intersection and 5th Street. Residents who live directly adjacent to the future sidewalk on the north side of Harris received letters notifying them that surveyors will working in the area.  I am hoping you might be able to share this information with the rest of your neighbors.  As soon as we have design drawings, I will be in touch to coordinate a time for us to get neighborhood feedback.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Thanks and have a great day!

Amanda Poncy, AICP
Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator
City of Charlottesville

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Scott Stadium Noise Tonight

"Due to unforeseen circumstances, the annual check of light and sound at the University of Virginia’s Scott Stadium was not tested on June 24 as scheduled. This has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 8, at approximately 8:30 p.m. and will last approximately two hours. During the test, neighbors may also hear the PA system and generators.
We regret any inconvenience the test may cause."
U.Va. Community Relations
Office of University Communications
P.O. Box 400229
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4229
phone: (434) 924-1321

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Do You Live Near Scott Stadium? If so, you may hear it tonight.

The annual test of the light and sound systems at the University of Virginia’s Scott Stadium will occur on Wednesday, June 24, at approximately 8:30 p.m. and will last approximately two hours. During the test, neighbors may also hear the PA system and generators.

We regret any inconvenience the test may cause.

U.Va. Community Relations
Office of University Communications
P.O. Box 400229
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4229
phone: (434) 924-1321
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

You Are Invited to the First Ever FSNA Social!

Wednesday, May 20th at Fry's Spring Station ( 2115 Jefferson Park Ave) from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. See you there!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Help the FSNA Choose a Logo

Based on the feedback neighborhood residents provided last month, three concept designs have been developed. The designs are rough drafts that are intended to prompt further feedback and direction for a single design. The next design phase will begin working with a small review group for input as the logo is refined. Please complete the survey by May 18 to provide design comments and to volunteer for the small review group.

See the three designs

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Elder Care in Charlottesville - Cville Village

CvilleVillage is a grassroots effort to respond to the changing needs of elders, to support them in their homes, and to value their contributions. The purpose is to create and sustain a broad network of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”  Services will be flexible and tailored to each person.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Longwood PUD Amendment To Be Discussed at Planning Commission Meetings in April and May

I am the design engineer who is working with Mr. Richard Spurzem of Neighborhood Properties in Charlottesville on an amendment to the Longwood Planned Unit Development (PUD) on a 0.20 acre parcel at the northwest intersection of Harris Road and Longwood Drive directly to the west of Jackson Via Elementary School and consisting of 5 new townhouse units.  The purpose of this email is to request feedback from the Fry’s Spring and Ridge Street HOAs on the PUD Amendment.  I am also more than happy to speak or meet with you to discuss the particulars of the development, which is fairly small addition (0.20 acres) to the original PUD (4.5 acres) that was approved approximately 6 years ago.  For you information, I have attached a copy of the PUD Amendment that was the subject of the City Planning Commission Public Hearing on March 10, 2015.  The towns on the north end of Longwood Drive (closest to Harris Road) have been completed while market conditions have not enabled construction of the towns on the south end of Longwood Drive yet.  The PUD Amendment proposal is for the construction of 5 new townhome units with associated parking at the intersection of Harris and Longwood.  Mr. Spurzem had always wanted to include these lots in the PUD, but it had only been recently that he was able to purchase this property.  The ultimate goal of the development is to “bookend” Longwood Drive with new townhomes and upgrade the existing duplexes in the middle.  The developer is also providing 15% of the units as affordable, and has promised contribution of an additional $10,000 to the Charlottesville affordable dwelling fund (in addition to $50,000 already provided with the original PUD approval).  Please review and provide any feedback or if you would like to set up a phone call or meeting to discuss further.  We are planning on resubmitting the PUD Amendment to the City by Tuesday, March 24, 2015 with the next Planning Commission Meeting planned for April 14, 2015.  It would be very helpful to have your feedback in time for the April 14, 2015 meeting if possible.

For your information, I have also attached a copy of the summary email from the March 10, 2015 PC Meeting.  As you can see, we have already made some adjustments to the plan per the PC comments.

Thanks very much, and I look forward to hearing back from you.  Please feel free to call or email me with any questions, thanks, Mike

Michael F. Myers, P.E., C.F.M.
Director of Engineering
Dominion Engineering and Design, LLC
172 South Pantops Drive
Charlottesville, VA  22911
434.979.8121 ext. 2 (office)
434.906.3161 (mobile)
Please visit our website at:

PUD ammendment cover sheet
Survey/existing conditions/overview plan
Site plan/landscape plan

Who You Gonna Call?

The Charlottesville Police Department is using a new geographic policing model (map). The Charlottesville police officer in charge of the new southern area of Charlottesville is Lt. Victor Mitchell. As always, if there is an emergtency dial 911, but in cases of longer term, non-emergency issues, Lt. Mitchell would welcome your input.

Lt. Victor Mitchell's contact information

Lt. Mitchell Speaks at the April FSNA Meeting

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Do You Like the Direction the City of Charlottesville is Headed?

There will be a forum titled: "Are We Losing the Character of Charlottesville?" held in City Council Chambers on Thursday evening, January 29th from 5:30 to 7:00.

from the Daily Progress:

Charlottesville City Councilor Bob Fenwick will host an open community forum Thursday to discuss city planning, its processes, gentrification, neighborhood issues and other concerns constituents may want to discuss. 
The forum, titled “Are We Losing the Character of Charlottesville?,” will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

City Council-Community Meeting, Thursday, January 8th, 6-8 PM

Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 6-8 PM
Buford Middle School, 617 9th Street SW

The Charlottesville City Councilors are continuing their tradition of going out into the community to seek input from residents.  Meetings are scheduled for groups of neighborhoods in such a way that allows for the best use of resources, allowing Councilors to reach all residents in a timely manner. The Johnson Village/Fry’s Spring/Forest Hills neighborhoods are slated for Thursday, January 8, 2015, 6-8 PM, at Buford Middle School, 617 9th Street SW.  Food and child care will be provided.