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UVA Architecture Students to Present Plans for Rivanna River

There are 6 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jan 16, 2013, titled UVA Architecture Students to Present Plans for Rivanna River. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Students at the University of Virginia are rethinking what the Rivanna River means to the Charlottesville community, and they're hoping to grab the city's attention.

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Charlottesville, VA

#1 Jan 18, 2013
Or we could just leave it in its natural state, and repress that inclination to build.
Back to Reality

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Jan 19, 2013
I just don't get the Rivanna River being a constant source of interest among designers. Contrary to what is quoted, Charlottesville not a river town; we're a town that has a river at the bottom of the hill. Scottsville is a river town. San Antonio is a river town. Paris and Venice are river towns. Even Waynesboro is much more of a river town.

And people should use it as a pedestrian destination, um, why?

Auburn, GA

#3 Jan 19, 2013
Interesting idea, dams. However, the move nationwide is to get rid of as many dams on rivers as possible. The best way to ruin a river is to dam it up. Dams on the Rivanna might be great architecture, but the river and its inhabitants would be ruined. For what it's worth, the ponds behind the dams will eventually fill in with sediment just like the reservoir is doing now. Then what?

Kids, it's a bad idea; better just drop it.
G Luv

Marietta, GA

#4 Jan 19, 2013
Back to Reality wrote:
And people should use it as a pedestrian destination, um, why?
Um, to go for walk?

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Jan 19, 2013
ďDream bigĒ in your own hometown and leave ours alone. Historically, the further you go out into the country in the county, the more the river becomes a magnet for dumping, people drinking and leaving trash, people gutting their hunting kills and leaving the mess to be taken care of by the river, loud music disturbing the residents, drunks disturbing residents, drunks shooting their guns, etc. And, you want to make it more attractive for them. On Reaís Ford Road a concrete barrier had to be set up to keep people from doing the very things I just mentioned. Thatís really picturesque! I know you always think youíre smarter than we, the residents are, but sooner or later, the only people who are going to want to live here are strangers because it has become so incredibly spoiled and those who truly remember what a natural beauty it was will go search for that someplace else. Letís hope when they find it, they arenít so arrogant to try to change it to "improve" it.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Jan 19, 2013
Hubs on the river? We already have those, its where the homeless live. Aside from that the students need to wait till their brains mature before offering ridiculous ideas.

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