Search: Brian Hogg
February 28, 2017
The Charlottesville Planning Commission is putting the finishing touches on a document that seeks to get more city residents involved in upcoming conversations about how the city is preparing for growth. “It seems like it is our responsibility to bring a diverse group of people to the table,” said Commissioner ...
August 28, 2016
The Charlottesville Planning Commission has recommended that the Cherry Avenue corridor be selected for a small-area plan to help its neighborhoods cope with looming development. “I agree with Cherry Avenue being the higher priority … not only because of the pressures, but combined with the derelict buildings and open lots that ...
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 ...
September 20, 2014
The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review has given its blessing to additional height and residential density for a nine-story building planned for the parking lot where the City Market currently operates. “If there is any place that can take a 101-foot height, it’s the bottom of the hill on ...
May 21, 2014
While work continues on a planning study of West Main Street, one Charlottesville architect has begun the process of adding a new six-story building to the corridor. Bill Atwood, whose projects include the multi-story Waterhouse building on Water Street, wants to construct an office building in the 500 block of ...
April 16, 2014
A bar and restaurant that wants to be a partner in the community and is slated to open on West Main Street this fall moved closer to reality Tuesday. The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review granted approval for World of Beer to have an outdoor patio seating area with a ...
February 21, 2014
The new owners of the Downtown Mall Regal Cinema plan to boldly transform both the inside and outside of the theater as a home for independent film. If all goes according to schedule, the renovated theater’s restaurant and stadium seating will be ready just in time for November’s ...
September 24, 2013
Members of Charlottesville’s Board of Architectural Review said a proposed student housing project on West Main Street would have an “adverse impact’ on the surrounding architectural design control district. Planning for the 189-unit building, “The Standard,” comes as construction of a similar student apartment housing complex is already underway ...
July 26, 2013
The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review could suggest to the City Council that some clear plastic tents used by local restaurants be prohibited. Tents on rooftops or tents at street level blocking the façades of buildings that are contributing historic structures would not be approved if the council adopts ...