999 Rio Road
999 Rio Road is the project name for a proposed development at 999 Rio Road. Developer Nicole Scro is behind the project.
An initial submission met with opposition from some in surrounding neighborhoods. The Planning Commission approved the project sometime in 2019, but the Albemarle Board of Supervisors did not appear ready to approve so Scro asked for a deferral.
Scro took a revised project to the Places29-Rio Community Advisory Committee on December 5, 2019. The new version would feature a maximum of 28 units and 6,000 square feet of non-commercial uses. This would require a rezoning from the R-4 district to the Neighborhood Model District zoning. 
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- June 25, 2019 – Project goes before Albemarle Planning Commission who voted 5-0 to recommend approval 
- September 2019 – Board of Supervisors sends project back to Planning Commission
- January 14, 2020 – Planning Commission votes 4-3 to recommend a new application that reduced residential units 
- March 4, 2020 – Supervisors vote 4-2 to approve rezoning 
- Web. Rio Road development cut back after concern from neighbors, Allison Wrabel, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, December 6, 2019, retrieved December 7, 2019. Print. December 6, 2019 page A1.
- Web. Albemarle County Planning Commission FINAL MINUTES June 25, 2019, Albemarle County Planning Commission minutes, Albemarle County, retrieved January 5, 2020.
- Web. Albemarle planners recommend approval of controversial Rio project, Allison Wrabel, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, January 15, 2020, retrieved January 15, 2020. Print. January 15, 2020 page A1.
- Web. Supervisors narrowly approve controversial Rio Road project, Allison Wrabel, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, March 3, 2020, retrieved March 7, 2020. Print. March 4, 2020 page A1.