Search: Board of Architectural Review
August 14, 2017
The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review wants the developer of a proposed eight-story building on Water Street to eliminate parking in the structure in favor of commercial space. “I have a problem with the parking situation and think forcing this building to have parking is kind of crazy,” said BAR ...
January 30, 2016
The City Council is expected to decide Monday whether to allow the Violet Crown Charlottesville cinema to retain a tinted glass storefront that was installed without permission from the Board of Architectural Review. “Darkly tinted mirrored glass is not an appropriate material for windows in new buildings within the historic ...
November 20, 2015
The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review indicated Tuesday it will protect two buildings from demolition on West Main Street, including one that houses the Blue Moon Diner. “Every house that we demolish on this street lessens our argument for keeping any of them,” said BAR member Carl Schwarz. Developer Jeff ...
March 18, 2015
City councilors and other Charlottesville officials have been briefed on possible changes to the zoning of West Main Street that would reduce the maximum building size on the rapidly developing corridor. If the changes are adopted by the council, future buildings would be approved if their blueprints conform to a ...
February 16, 2015
A steering committee that is considering a $340,000 “action plan” for West Main Street met again recently amid continuing disagreements over how the city should respond to ongoing development along the corridor between the University of Virginia and the Downtown Mall. “The challenge with this project is that there ...
December 18, 2014
The developers of a proposed residential and commercial building at 1000 West Main Street returned to the Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review Tuesday with a smaller version of a plan approved by City Council in January. “With further analysis into the market we found that smaller units, a smaller scale ...
October 21, 2014
The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review took several actions Tuesday on individual properties along the city’s West Main corridor, a street that has experienced rapid change in the past several years. The BAR approved the demolition of two buildings that will make way to accommodate a new complex being ...
September 21, 2014
When the Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review considers architect Bill Atwood’s design for a new mixed-use building in the 500 block of West Main Street next month, the appointed body will be the last stop before the project can move forward. “This is a by-right plan, meaning that the ...