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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.
September 04, 2015
A historic building at the corner of West Main Street and 10th Street Northwest in Charlottesville is expected to become the home to three restaurants, including a Pizza Hut, next year. “We’re excited to bring new life to this old automotive building, and the new tenants will be great ...
August 18, 2015
For the second time this year, the Charlottesville City Council has rejected the results of a study commissioned to develop a new streetscape for West Main between the University of Virginia and downtown. “I would like to see West Main improved, but not the way it is proposed in this ...
August 16, 2015
As construction continues on two new buildings on West Main Street, Charlottesville officials continue to review possible changes to the zoning code to reduce the height and massing of future structures. “You’ve gotten really large buildings that people don’t like and they’ve asked you to take a ...
August 11, 2015
II. REGULAR MEETING -- 5:30 P.M. A. COMMISSIONERS' REPORTS B. UNIVERSITY REPORT C. CHAIR'S REPORT D. DEPARTMENT OF NDS E. MATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC NOT ON THE FORMAL AGENDA F. CONSENT AGENDA (Items removed from the consent agenda will be considered at the end of ...
July 29, 2015
The Charlottesville Planning Commission has weighed in on a concept for a new look for West Main Street, a rapidly developing corridor that has been the subject of many years of study. “There are many steps still left in this,” said Missy Creasy, the interim director of the city’s ...
May 24, 2015
The Charlottesville City Council is now expected to decide in June whether to initiate a study of changing the zoning of West Main Street to reduce the maximum building heights allowed on the rapidly developing corridor. “We’ve received concerns that folks have perceived developments to be large, too tall ...
April 29, 2015
When The Flats at West Village apartment complex was completed last August, criticism soon emerged about the finished product. “The Flats is viewed by many in this community as being out of step with the character of Charlottesville,” said City Councilor Kathy Galvin, an architect who is seeking re-election to ...
April 21, 2015
After several months of debate and discussion, the Charlottesville City Council may decide in May whether to begin the process of changing the zoning on West Main Street to reduce the height of future buildings. “The tool has the potential to address a number of the community’s concerns with ...
March 24, 2015
A firm hired by Charlottesville to develop a master plan for West Main Street had another chance Monday to explain to elected officials the merits of its work. The city hired Alexandria-based Rhodeside & Harwell in 2013 to conduct a $340,000 study of West Main, and the firm’s concept ...
March 18, 2015
City councilors and other Charlottesville officials have been briefed on possible changes to the zoning of West Main Street that would reduce the maximum building size on the rapidly developing corridor. If the changes are adopted by the council, future buildings would be approved if their blueprints conform to a ...
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