How tall will future buildings be in Downtown Charlottesville?

Would 9-story buildings create a canyon removing sunlight from the pedestrian mall?  That was the topic of a joint meeting between the City Planning Commission and the Board of Architectural Review on January 25, 2007.

Charlottesville Tomorrow

dropped in to hear City officials review feedback from a newly formed advisory committee developing recommendations for Charlottesville’s downtown building shapes and heights.

The committee’s goals are to ultimately make recommendations that:

From this link you can download the staff report and the sun angle diagram

that informed the committee’s preliminary recommendations as one file.

No decisions were made and City staff asked for time to review the evening’s feedback.  The advisory committee is expected to return later in the year with another round of recommendations.

This podcast represents a test of a new story approach for Charlottesville Tomorrow

.  It is a 15 minute recap of some important points in the meeting.

Please send me feedback

if you like the condensed approach for long work sessions of this type.

Podcast produced by Charlottesville Tomorrow * Player by Odeo

Listen using player above or download the podcast:

Download 20070125-CityPC-BAR.mp3

Brian Wheeler


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