University of Virginia
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UVa opened in March 1825 with 123 students..
The current president is John Casteen III, who will resign in 2010. Teresa Sullivan will take over on July 1, 2010.
The University is currently in the midst of a $3 billion capital campaign.
Economic impact on the community
There are over 12,500 employees at UVa, with an additional 5,500 working at the University Medical Center. These figures represent 15 percent of the total employment for Charlotteasville and Albemarle County. Over 20,000 students contribute to the economy.
Connections to area planning
The University of Virginia participates in local planning as a member of several planning groups. The University's Senior Land Use Officer in the Office of the Architect, Julia Monteith, serves as a non-voting member of the MPO Policy Board and the Albemarle County Planning Commission. At those meetings, she often reports on news from the University Transit Service.
The University office of Architect released a Grounds Plan in 2008 that outlines a strategy for infill growth.
UVa oversaw the building of the North Grounds Connector, completed in 2006.
In 2009, the University instituted the Grounds Plan that will direct land-use planning for the next 20 years. The Plan is organized into four sections: The Setting, Framework and Systems, Program and Precincts, and Case Studies.
- Albemarle County. Department of Community Development. Places 29: A Master Plan for the Northern Development Areas. 2009 DRAFT. Page 3-14. <http://www.albemarle.org/upload/images/Forms_Center/Departments/Community_Development/Forms/Places29_Master_Plan /Places29_Master_Plan_3_Existing_Conditions_Future_Trends_2_2009_Complete.pdf>
- Office of Architect, retrieved on 4/9/09, http://www.virginia.edu/architectoffice/masterplan.html
- Canzi, Chiara. "Planning for the next 20 years." C-Ville Weekly. 17 Nov. 2009. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. <http://www.c-ville.com/index.php?cat=141404064432695&ShowArticle_ID=11801611094242588>.
- Office of Architect, retrieved 11/18/09, http://www.virginia.edu/architectoffice/GroundsPlanWebsite/GPNEW/Introduction/GPHome.html