A tentative agreement between the Charlottesville City Council and the developer of a major building project downtown has the city subsidizing affordable housing units the developer will build off-site if the council grants him a special-use permit for his project.
The council on Monday will reconsider the special-use permit application and a deal with Keith O. Woodard, the developer of the West2nd project — formerly known as Market Plaza. The council denied the permit on a 3-2 vote in February.
According to a staff report, the council will be asked to consider whether it wants Woodard to pay into a city housing fund or build eight affordable housing units off-site. Two different resolutions will be presented to the council, one for each option.