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October 17, 2017
The Charlottesville City Council has agreed to move forward with a $31 million upgrade to West Main Street by breaking the project into multiple phases in order to help secure financing from the Virginia Department of Transportation. Every other year, VDOT takes applications for programs through its revenue-sharing program. “It ...
July 15, 2017
As new buildings bring more people to Charlottesville’s West Main Street, one man wants city officials to do more to make the road a safe place for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers during construction and beyond. “The city doesn’t really seem to understand how to make the city genuinely ...
May 16, 2017
Development plans for a new look for Charlottesville’s West Main Street inched closer to completion Monday when City Council approved a schematic design for the project. “The project vision is to create a great street, to design a great street and to have it be an equitable street,” said ...
March 04, 2017
Local startup Snowing in Space taps into collaborative, innovative spirit A former brewery on West Main Street is once again filling with tap handles, the bar is being painted and staffers are writing new menus, but beer will be an ancillary attraction in the new shop. Snowing in Space is ...
January 12, 2017
As more people choose to live in Charlottesville and more companies launch or expand, officials are reviewing the city’s rules and regulations to try to make sure that development’s impact on existing residents can be mitigated. “Development is going to happen one way or another,” said Planning Commissioner ...
December 19, 2016
West Main Street has been through many changes throughout Charlottesville's history. In 2003, City Council selected the street for intense development in order to shore up the city's tax base. Recent years have seen the construction of many large buildings as a result. In the past few years ...
October 10, 2016
The appointed body that approves building designs in Charlottesville’s historic districts got a progress report Monday on the latest step in the development of a multimillion upgrade of West Main Street. “We’ve thought a lot about design but we don’t have a specific design plan yet,” said ...
September 25, 2016
The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review has partially approved the design of a project to construct a six-story apartment complex behind two existing buildings on West Main Street. The BAR approved the massing and scale of the Six Hundred West Main project in February and held a preliminary discussion on ...
August 30, 2016
A Richmond-based group met Tuesday with the Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review to present their plans for a 75-room boutique hotel on West Main Street in Charlottesville. A prior project at 501 and 503 W. Main St. shepherded by architect William Atwood to develop a mixed-use residential and commercial building ...
August 29, 2016
An Alexandria-based design firm is working on plans for a multimillion-dollar upgrade to Charlottesville’s West Main Street, but a final set of blueprints will not be available for well over a year. “We anticipate the construction document phase to be completed around March or April of 2018,” said Carrie ...
March 22, 2016
After three years of study and discussion, the Charlottesville City Council has decided a course of action for reconfiguring West Main Street. “This is going to be a beautiful, beautiful street that will make us as proud as the Downtown Mall did over thirty years ago,” said City Councilor Kathy ...
March 09, 2016
The Charlottesville City Council has taken the penultimate step toward a rezoning that would lower maximum heights of future buildings on West Main Street. “What’s happening right now is a significant change over the last zoning overhaul that was done in 2003,” said Mayor Mike Signer. “Municipalities don’t ...
February 10, 2016
For the third time in four months, the Charlottesville Planning Commission has recommended adoption of new zoning districts for West Main Street that would lower maximum heights for future buildings. “There’s no new content in what we’ve gotten the third time in what we’ve had the first ...
February 09, 2016
II. REGULAR MEETING A. COMMISSIONERS' REPORTS B. UNIVERSITY REPORT C. CHAIR'S REPORT 1. Planning Awards D. DEPARTMENT OF NDS E. MATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC NOT ON THE FORMAL AGENDA FOR PUBLIC HEARING F. CONSENT AGENDA (Items removed from the consent agenda will be considered at the ...
January 21, 2016
The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review has granted permission for a developer to remove portions of two historic buildings on West Main, but members want more information before approving the size and shape of a new six-story building there. “This just seems a little bit too much of maxing [the ...
January 15, 2016
The group overseeing a new design for West Main Street was shown three options Thursday for how the roadway might be reconfigured. Consultants with Alexandria-based Rhodeside & Harwell developed the concepts after the steering committee’s December meeting. “It may not be able to possible to achieve everything for everybody in ...
December 22, 2015
The Charlottesville City Council decided Monday to wait until January to vote on a rezoning for West Main Street that would lower the maximum heights of future buildings. The Planning Commission had recommended changes at its December meeting but the city received letters from two property owners last week that ...
December 18, 2015
Planners hired to create a new streetscape for West Main Street have returned to Charlottesville to resume work on the project. “We’re delighted to be back here again,” said Elliot Rhodeside of Rhodeside & Harwell, who were paid $350,000 to develop a plan for new trees and wider sidewalks ...
December 09, 2015
For the second time this fall, the Charlottesville Planning Commission has recommended a rezoning for West Main Street that would lower the maximum heights allowed in new construction. Several members of the public called for the action at a public hearing Tuesday. “I applaud our zoning laws and whatever you ...
November 25, 2015
The Charlottesville Planning Commission has begun its review of a projected $80 million five-year capital improvement program budget, including $21.6 million in spending next fiscal year. “This is the first draft and we’re just now beginning to get a picture of the revenues,” said Ryan Davidson, the city ...
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 ...
November 09, 2015
The new director of Charlottesville’s Department of Neighborhood Development Services says he is ready to take on the many challenges he’s inherited as the public face of growth and development. “My role is to help facilitate meaningful planning, development and redevelopment efforts, and to build the pathway I ...
October 14, 2015
The Charlottesville Planning Commission voted Tuesday to support a rezoning of West Main Street that would limit the heights of future buildings on the corridor. “The proposed zoning amendments seek to alleviate the concerns revolving around development in the West Main corridor by establishing clear building envelopes, reducing allowable heights ...
October 13, 2015
COUNCIL CHAMBERS I. PLANNING COMMISSION GATHERING -- 4:30 P.M. (Held in the NDS Conference Room) Commissioners gather to communicate with staff. (4:30-5:30 P.M.) II. REGULAR MEETING -- 5:30 P.M. A. COMMISSIONERS' REPORTS B. UNIVERSITY REPORT C. CHAIR'S REPORT D. DEPARTMENT OF NDS E. MATTERS ...
September 24, 2015
The Charlottesville City Council will hold a work session on the West Main Streetscape in CitySpace.
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