Department of Neighborhood Development Services

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Charlottesville's Department of Neighborhood Development Services manages planning, zoning, and development in the city. The department in its current form was created in 1998 through a consolidation of several other departments.

The director is Alexander Ikefuna who took over following the resignation of Jim Tolbert to take a job in Georgia. [1]

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Mission Statement

"To safeguard the interests and wellbeing of Charlottesville's neighborhoods through world-class customer services that provide community-oriented engineering, proactive code enforcement, and collaborative neighborhood planning."[2]

The department is charged with assisting developers seeking to build in the City of Charlottesville.


The office is located on the 2nd Floor of City Hall, with an entrance on Market Street. The mailing address is:

Neighborhood Development Services
610 East Market Street
P.O. Box 911
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3182; 434-970-3359 (fax)


  • [[Alexander Ikefuna], interim Director
  • Missy Creasy, Planning Manager
  • Brian Haluska
  • Carrie Rainey
  • Heather Newmyer

Former staff

  • Ebony Walden
  • Tarpley Vest
  • Michael Smith
  • Ashley Cooper


  1. Web. Sandy Springs names James Tolbert assistant city manager, Reporter Newspapers, Reporter Newspapers, January 8, 2015, retrieved January 10, 2015.
  2. Charlottesville Neighborhood Development Services

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