Monday, May 08, 2006

Shopping in Albemarle

The Southern Environmental Center has issued a report on retail development in Albemarle County, that supports what a lot of us are thinking - that way too many shopping opportunities are being planned and approved in the County. Retail overload, according to the report, 3.3 million square feet of additional 'big box' shopping centers and other retail space in the next decade. That's a 70% increase in the county's existing retail area, and, according to SELC, triple the amount that the area can reasonably absorb. Albemarle Place, Hollymead Town Center, North Pointe - where does it end?


Blogger A. Toad said...

Where does it end?

It doesn't. Cville is an anomaly. It's got way more restaurants and stores than a community of this size should reasonably be able to support. And it's always been that way.

How's it able to happen? I'm guessing Charlottesvillians must buy things, use them once or twice before throwing them out, and never eat at home.

7:28 PM  

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