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City looks to sustain struggling Jefferson School site
The Daily Progress Saturday, February 04, 2017 at 10 p.m.
Some concerns about the future of the Jefferson School City Center were allayed last week after the Charlottesville City Council directed staff to provide nearly $1 million to help stabilize one of the two anchor tenants in the historic building that re-opened as a multi-purpose civic center in 2013.
 
As proposed by Councilor Wes Bellamy, per requests from Jefferson School directors and associates, the city is expected to provide $950,000 to the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, which opened four years ago following an $18 million renovation project of the former all-black high school that is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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