Facilities Development

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“Building a Sustainable Charlottesville”

The Facilities Development Division of Public Works is responsible for the efficient and cost effective planning, design and construction of projects related to the approximately 50 City-owned public buildings and 9 City School buildings. Facilities Development leads the City’s efforts associated with all new capital construction and development, facility renovations, expansion of facilities and major repairs. In addition to the City’s portfolio of government buildings, including City Hall and City Hall Annex, our oversight includes the City’s libraries, fire stations, parks & recreation facilities (including aquatic facilities), court facilities, transit facilities, parking garages, and all school campuses (6 elementary schools, 1 upper elementary school, 1 middle school & 1 high school).

Facilities Development is also directly responsible for a number of buildings which are jointly owned with Albemarle County. This includes the Health Department Building, the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court Complex on High Street, and CATEC (Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center) to name just a few.

Similar to the Public Works Department as a whole, the principal mission of Facilities Development is to responsibly manage the City’s public infrastructure for our community’s current and future generations.

Facilities Development provides the following services:

  • Facility Condition Assessments
  • Life Cycle Planning
  • Facility Needs Analysis, Programming & Space Management
  • Capital Project Planning & Design (Schematic – Construction Documents)
  • Cost Estimation
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Initiatives
  • Construction Management
  • Long-Range Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Development
  • Bidding & Procurement
  • Contract Negotiation / Contract Management
  • Project Financial Management & Budgeting
  • Due Diligence Efforts Related to Property Acquisition
  • Improvement Projects Related to Code/ADA Compliance

Facilities Development Quick Facts:

  • 50+ government buildings
  • 9 school campuses
  • Over 1.6 million square feet under roof
  • Only 6 employees

    We are proud members of the USGBC (US Green Building Council) and COAA (The Construction Owners Association of America).

Facilities Development LEED Certified Projects:

          For additional information please see Environmental Sustainability's Sustainable Buildings Webpage

Bids and RFPs:

To review all of the City of Charlottesville's bid opportunities, please go to The City Bid Board.

For general questions, please contact us:.

305 4th Street NW Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone: 434-970-3302
Fax: 434-970-3659

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