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August 06, 2017
The theme has been taxes. In recent days, we’ve looked at several taxation problems in the region and state. Here’s another: Charlottesville’s popular Ix Park might be in jeopardy if taxes rise as predicted. “We will stop everything and we will do nothing [further],” said Ludwig Kuttner ...
August 01, 2017
The owners of the Ix property in Charlottesville told a review panel Tuesday that the future of the Art Park could be in jeopardy if the city’s 2017 real estate assessment is not further reduced. “We will stop everything and we will do nothing,” said Ludwig Kuttner, one of ...
April 12, 2017
At the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s Future Forum on Wednesday, local leaders in business, government and community design spoke about their accomplishments in Charlottesville and their aspirations for the years ahead. “[Charlottesville is] not just about Jefferson, and we are not just about history,” said Tom Tom Founders Festival ...
August 25, 2016
The Tom Tom Founders Festival has chosen nine Charlottesville-area artists, civic leaders and entrepreneurs as winners of the 2016 Founding Cville award. Tom Tom’s board members and previous Founding Cville honorees selected the award winners after receiving nominations from the public. “We look to have a diversity of industries ...
July 12, 2016
A number of downtown business owners gathered Tuesday to address concerns that parking could soon become unaffordable if the city of Charlottesville is unable to reel in a real estate magnate who is engaged with the city in an ongoing power struggle for control of the Water Street Parking Garage ...
June 11, 2016
“Here’s the prize,” John Hermsmeier says as he gently touches the blooming milkweed plant in the backyard of his parents-in-law’s house. To some people, the native plants in the yard may appear to be rather weedy when compared with a crisp, manicured green turf lawn, but to Hermsmeier ...
June 02, 2016
A week after a small group of downtown business owners expressed interest in drafting a petition that would express support for the city of Charlottesville in its litigation with the Charlottesville Parking Center, about 60 business and property owners followed through on that proposal. After being asked several times to ...
December 28, 2015
SECOND IN A SERIES In the two years since the city of Charlottesville adopted the Strategic Investment Area plan, perhaps the most visible sign of activity is a large mural painted on the side of a wall at the Ix Art Park. “We did the mural ‘Dream Big’ and we ...
December 27, 2015
FIRST IN A SERIES The city has a bold plan to redevelop 330 acres, most of which are privately owned, in the center of Charlottesville over the next 20 years. Among the goals are improved housing, revitalized neighborhoods, new jobs and economic development. While use of eminent domain is not ...
September 02, 2014
A central element of the city’s Strategic Investment Area plan is to build a greenway anchored by the return of a long-buried stream that today collects stormwater from much of Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. The future public plaza already is gathering creative members of the community who want a ...
April 02, 2014
The Ix Art Park project launched a Kickstarter campaign today in hopes of raising $20,000 during the next three weeks to build an art park near downtown Charlottesville. “The Ix Art Park will help people realize the importance of integrating culture and arts, and the connections between them,” said ...
December 10, 2013
Charlottesville now has a bold new plan for the redevelopment of 330 acres around the Ix warehouse complex, Friendship Court and several public-housing sites. Consultants from Cunningham Quill Architects made their final presentation to the City Council and the Planning Commission before an audience of about 30 people at CitySpace ...