Planning and Coordination Council

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The Planning and Coordination Council (PACC) is a forum for planning at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and Albemarle County. All three jurisdictions take turns hosting the meetings. Albemarle County is hosting the meetings in 2018.

PACC was formed so the City, County and the University would be able to collaborate on items of mutual interest located within Areas A, B and C. The regularly scheduled meetings afford all parties the opportunity to receive updates on what is happening in the City and County, i.e. guidelines and improvements and expectations for land that abuts all three entities PACC provides a platform where these matters can be brought forward, discussed and, if necessary, brought forward to the larger elected bodies as part of Comprehensive Plan adoptions. [1]

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The Planning & Coordination Council (PACC) was established in 1986 as part of the Three Party agreement to promote cooperation in planning and community development among the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the University of Virginia. PACC and PACCTech (precedes PACC meeting by one month) meetings are held quarterly and the coordination of those meetings is shared and rotated between the three governing bodies on a yearly basis. The membership of PACCTech and PACC changes on a yearly basis depending on local elections and committee appointments, and both meetings are open to the public. [2]

The group has been meeting since 1986. [3]

The PACC Tech sub-committee reports to the PACC.

Select topics of interest at past meetings

  • In August 2015, the group resumed a conversation on regional transit. [6]
  • In March 2017, the group discusssed regional growth patterns. [7]
  • At the February 15, 2018 meeting,[8] Representatives of the University of Virginia Foundation presented information related to the Birdwood property which is located within Area B. It was noted, because the Old Mill section of Boar’s Head Inn has significant historical value, the Foundation has an eye toward leveraging that history, enhancing what is already in place, continuing to foster Virginia hospitality and to connect to the natural surroundings. Eight projects were identified:
    • 1.Changing the Boar’s Head entry feature which will better connect to the Inn;
    • 2. Renovate the Birdwood Mansion and its gardens which are rich in history;
    • 3. Renovate the golf course;
    • 4. Renovate/enhance the golf practice facility;
    • 5. Construct a tennis facility;
    • 6. Expand the squash facility;
    • 7. Re-orient the entrance to the Inn;
    • 8. Upgrade the food & beverage experience.


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  3. Web. Planning & Coordination Council, Website, University of Virginia Office of the Architect, retrieved October 30, 2018.
  4. Web. City, County and University hold first PACC meeting of 2008, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 25, 2008, retrieved January 18, 2016.
  5. Web. Planning and Coordination Council agrees to cooperate on single room occupancy units, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 23, 2009, retrieved January 18, 2016.
  6. Web. University and city officials agree to reopen transit discussions, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, August 20, 2015, retrieved January 18, 2016.
  7. Web. UVa anticipates larger role in area growth patterns, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 30, 2017, retrieved February 15, 2018.

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