The neighborhood is bounded by the South Fork of the Rivanna River to the north, US 29 to the east, and Hydraulic Road to the south. The Places29 Master Plan draft describes the neighborhood as the "most urbanized" of the Northern Development areas, with two-thirds of development classified as residential and one-third for retail and commercial use.
- Stonefield, formerly named Albemarle Place.
"The majority of land uses in Neighborhood 1 rely on three major roads for access: US 29, Hydraulic/Rio Road, and Berkmar Drive. The remaining roadway network in Neighborhood 1 consists largely of local loop roads or cul-de-sacs that, with few exceptions, provide few connections between adjacent developments. Without supplemental bicycle and pedestrian connections, this street pattern separates residences and other uses even if they are located in close proximity. The typical trip pattern in this type of environment requires travel out onto the nearest arterial (Hydraulic Road, Rio Road West, or US 29) and back into another part of the neighborhood. This limited connectivity affects the opportunities for travel among residential areas, open spaces, and retail, employment, and civic uses..
- Places 29: A Master Plan for the Northern Development Areas. 2009 DRAFT. Albemarle County. Department of Community Development. Page 3-3.