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May 22, 2018
A resolution to allocate $100,000 for a risk and threat assessment for the Downtown Mall and its motor vehicle and pedestrian crossings has cleared the Charlottesville City Council on a 3-2 vote. Several days after last summer’s car attack, which was characterized by community members and people around ...
August 13, 2017
Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall reopened for business Sunday following a day in which most if not all businesses closed their doors due to safety issues associated with the Unite the Right rally and large counter-protest demonstrations. “It’s definitely been a sad vibe today but if you didn’t know ...
March 04, 2017
A six-month test of parking meters around Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall could begin as early as August. Officials believe that if the project is successful, it will improve the chances of finding a parking spot near the mall. “What we hope that it does is open up some of those ...
January 04, 2017
The challenge of finding space for high-tech companies, which in turn can fuel the best kind of local growth, may have moved toward a solution with news that a downtown building has been leased in order to provide “affordable space to early-stage businesses.” What’s more, nearby buildings — including the ...
November 22, 2016
After announcing last week its plans to purchase the site and improve parking downtown, the Charlottesville City Council has officially adopted a $2.85 million purchase agreement to acquire a nearly half-acre parcel on Market Street. The parcel, which envelops 801 and 805 Market Street, includes the Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant ...
July 14, 2016
Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas on Thursday acknowledged that there are “gaps” in the policing of the Downtown Mall but promised to work to find ways to better police the commercial corridor with existing officers. Thomas, who in May replaced Timothy J. Longo, told the Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville ...
July 12, 2016
Downtown business owners Tuesday night agreed that Charlottesville’s commercial and social hub is in desperate need of more parking spaces. At a meeting of the Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville’s parking committee, members said Charlottesville officials should quickly find space to build more public parking, regardless of the ...
April 30, 2016
The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review wants the city’s Department of Parks & Recreation to re-consider a policy through which public chairs on the Downtown Mall are being replaced with backless metal benches. Landscape architect Lawrence Halprin’s original design for the mall called for 150 public seats with wooden ...
April 23, 2014
The Charlottesville City Council wants to make sure repairs to the Downtown Mall's two vehicular crossings will work before paying more than $100,000 for the project. “We have a design that ostensibly looks like it’s going to be compatible with the mall, but it looks like the ...