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==Planning and Coordination Council (PACC) Quarterly Meetings==
==Planning and Coordination Council (PACC) Quarterly Meetings==
===2006 meetings===
The University sought support from Albemarle and Charlottesville for federal funds for a pedestrian crossing above [[Jefferson Park Avenue]]. <ref>{{Minutes-citycouncil|newid=|when=April 3, 2006|accessdate=August 15, 2019|id=308723|url=http://weblink.charlottesville.org/public/0,0,0,0/doc/308723/Page1.aspx}}</ref>
===2008 meetings===
===2008 meetings===
In 2008, the University of Virginia hosted the meetings.
In 2008, the University of Virginia hosted the meetings.

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The Planning and Coordination Council (PACC) is a forum for planning at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and Albemarle County. All three jurisdictions take turns hosting the meetings. The University is hosting the meetings in 2019.

The 1986 PACC agreement was formed by the City, County and the University in with the intent to foster "improvement of community and mutual benefits through cooperative planning" and collaborate on items of mutual interest within designated geographical areas referred to in the original Three Party Agreement as Area A, B, and C community map. The regularly scheduled meetings were intended to afford all parties the opportunity to receive updates on the planning process and use of land in the areas close to the University, i.e. guidelines and improvements and expectations for land that abuts all three entities and land of mutual interest PACC provides a platform where these matters can be brought forward, discussed and, if necessary, brought forward to the larger elected bodies as part of Comprehensive Plan adoptions. [1]

The Planning & Coordination Council (PACC) was established in 1986 as part of the original to promote cooperation in planning and community development among the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the University of Virginia. PACC and PACCTech (precedes PACC meeting by one month) meetings are held quarterly and the coordination of those meetings is shared and rotated between the three governing bodies on a yearly basis. The membership of PACCTech and PACC changes on a yearly basis depending on local elections and committee appointments, and both meetings are open to the public. [2]

The group has been meeting since 1986. [3]

The PACC Tech sub-committee reports to the PACC.


In the months before the agreement was signed, the county was in the process of rezoning land at the intersection of Fontaine Avenue and U.S. 29 for a project known as Fontaine Forest. The city and University were opposed to the project. The city thought it would put too much pressure on a residential street. UVA thought it was land they might want to own one day. [4]

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on May 14, 1986 on an agreement "improvement of communication and mutual benefits through cooperative planning." County Executive Guy Agnor stated before the hearing opened that the agreement "dealt primarily with the planning process and the use of land in areas close to the University."

Area A was the Central and North Grounds of the University. Area B was comprised of property surround Area A "of mutual concern to the County and the University Area C was property near University-owned land, such as the Blue Ridge Hospital, the Milton Airport and the University Vivarium.

Under the terms of the agreement, the University would submit plans for any projects in Area A to the city and county for review, and the University would try to accommodate reasonable requests from the city and county. There were only a few private landowners in Area A at the time, but the city and county agreed to conform to land use policies requested by the University.

Area B was to be studied and master planned by all three jurisdictions, and any proposals were to be mutually reviewed.

In Area C, the University agreed to pay property taxes on land it owned.

The draft agreement also set out that UVA would create a real estate foundation, The University of Virginia Foundation, would would pay property taxes and abide by all land use regulations in the city or county. At this time, UVA also agreed to name non-voting members from the city and county to the UVA Master Planning Committee. [5]

Planning and Coordination Council (PACC) Quarterly Meetings

2006 meetings

The University sought support from Albemarle and Charlottesville for federal funds for a pedestrian crossing above Jefferson Park Avenue. [6]

2008 meetings

In 2008, the University of Virginia hosted the meetings.

  • On February 21, 2008, the PACC discussed the Sunset-Fontaine Connector and the University's Long-Term Acute Care Hospital and also were briefed on environmental steps being taken by the three bodies. [7]
  • May 1, 2008
  • November 20, 2008 Agenda Items included: 1. South Fork Rivanna River Reservoir Stewardship Task Force Update; 2. Current Updates on Bicycle System Planning Efforts of Each Agency. Next meeting scheduled for February 19, 2009.

2009 meetings

In 2009, Albemarle County hosted the meetings.

1987 PACC Study Process flow chart.JPG

2010 meetings

2011 meetings

In 2011, the University of Virginia hosted the meetings.

  • October 20, 2011

2012 meetings

In 2012, Albemarle County hosted the meetings.

  • May 16, 2012

2013 meetings

In 2013, the City of Charlottesville hosted the meetings.

  • February 28, 2013

2014 meetings

In 2014, the University of Virginia hosted the meetings.

2015 meetings

In 2015, Albemarle County hosted the meetings.

  • In August 2015, the group resumed a conversation on regional transit. [9]

2016 meetings

2017 meetings

  • In March 2017, the group discussed regional growth patterns. [10]

2018 meetings

In 2008, Albemarle County hosted the meetings.

  • The February 15, 2018 meeting was hosted by Albemarle County. According to the draft minutes of the meeting, representatives of the University of Virginia Foundation presented information related to the Birdwood property which is located within Area B. It was noted, because the Old Mill section of Boar’s Head Inn has significant historical value, the Foundation has an eye toward leveraging that history, enhancing what is already in place, continuing to foster Virginia hospitality and to connect to the natural surroundings. Eight projects were identified:
    • 1.Changing the Boar’s Head entry feature which will better connect to the Inn;
    • 2. Renovate the Birdwood Mansion and its gardens which are rich in history;
    • 3. Renovate the golf course;
    • 4. Renovate/enhance the golf practice facility;
    • 5. Construct a tennis facility;
    • 6. Expand the squash facility;
    • 7. Re-orient the entrance to the Inn;
    • 8. Upgrade the food & beverage experience.


Albemarle County at the Albemarle County Office Bldg., McIntire Road in room 241 at 2:00 p.m.

  • Others in Attendance: Tim Rose, Fed Missel, Matt Charles, Julia Monteith, Lewis Nelson, Megan Lowe, David Benish, Chip Boyles, Andrew Gast-Bray, Community Members; Media.


  1. https://www.albemarle.org/upload/images/Forms_Center/Departments/County_Executive/Forms/PACC_Minutes_02_15_18.pdf%7Caccessdate=November 6, 2018}}
  2. http://www.officearchitect.virginia.edu/index.php/item/1578-pacc |accessdate=November 6, 2018}}
  3. Web. Planning & Coordination Council, Website, University of Virginia Office of the Architect, retrieved October 30, 2018.
  4. Web. County of Albemarle, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Minutes, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, Albemarle County, January 15, 1986, retrieved May 26, 2019.
  5. Web. County of Albemarle, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Minutes, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, Albemarle County, May 14, 1986, retrieved May 26, 2019.
  6. Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, April 3, 2006.
  7. Web. City, County and University hold first PACC meeting of 2008, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 25, 2008, retrieved January 18, 2016.
  8. Web. Planning and Coordination Council agrees to cooperate on single room occupancy units, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 23, 2009, retrieved January 18, 2016.
  9. Web. University and city officials agree to reopen transit discussions, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, August 20, 2015, retrieved January 18, 2016.
  10. Web. UVa anticipates larger role in area growth patterns, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 30, 2017, retrieved February 15, 2018.

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