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The firm was hired by both communities as consultants for major projects at the turn of the century. Charlottesville hired the firm to produce a corridor study that informed a rezoning in 2003 which upzoned many properties. 
Albemarle County hired the firm to study the potential of mixed-use zoning to promote walkability in a process called the Development Area Initiatives Study.  That resulted in the Neighborhood Model District zoning being adopted by the Board of Supervisors.