At this week’s meeting of the
Albemarle County Architectural Review Board
(ARB), there were a lot of questions about the next steps for Frank Cox’s
project. This was the second worksession held by the ARB to help the applicant refine their site plan before it is submitted for a formal review. Albemarle Place is a very large project occupying an area about the size of
downtown malls (Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall is about 18 square blocks between Omni, the Pavilion, Water St. and Market St.).
County staff have raised questions about several aspects of the current plan which deviate from the concepts approved at the time of the rezoning in October 2003:
A few of the highlights from this week’s ARB meeting: