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Council declines higher density at City Market site

The future of a project to develop the City Market into a mixed-use facility is in doubt now that the Charlottesville City Council has denied developer Keith Woodard’s request to allow more height and residential density. “I’m not convinced that the market will thrive given the constraints,” said Councilor Heather Hill, who joined Councilor Wes […]

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Proposed Water Street building gets new name

A nine-story mixed-use building on Water Street that also will be the next home of Charlottesville’s City Market has a new name. The project formerly known as Market Plaza is now known as West2nd. “This will give the City Market a beautiful home that it deserves,” said Mayor Mike Signer. “I talk a lot as […]

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City architectural review panel approves Market Plaza and West Main tower

The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review has approved both the nine-story Market Plaza building for downtown and a six-story apartment complex at 1000 W. Main St. The certificates of appropriateness approved by the panel likely mark the last time a public body will review either project, meaning both are one step closer to construction. “We’re […]

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Another new hotel sought for downtown

Developer seeks rezoning for William Taylor Plaza site The Charlottesville Planning Commission will begin its new year Tuesday considering several major projects, including a hotel at the corner of Ridge Street and Cherry Avenue and expansion of downtown’s Glass Building to a nine-story complex. The developer of a mixed-use project called William Taylor Plaza has […]

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Charlottesville design panel approves Market Plaza

The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review has approved the massing, scaling and general layout of the nine-story Market Plaza building proposed for a downtown parking lot currently owned by the city. “It’s five stories of residences plus a penthouse over two stories of office over a ground floor and plaza level of retail, all overlooking […]

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Commission endorses Market Plaza proposal

A proposal to replace a city-owned parking lot in downtown Charlottesville with a nine-story structure will go before the City Council in December. The Council originally had been scheduled to consider the Market Plaza proposal this month but the Planning Commission took additional time to reach agreement. Over the course of three meetings, commissioners debated […]

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Market Plaza tentatively endorsed by design board

The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review has given its blessing to additional height and residential density for a nine-story building planned for the parking lot where the City Market currently operates. “If there is any place that can take a 101-foot height, it’s the bottom of the hill on Water Street,” said Brian Hogg, a […]

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Nine story Market Plaza building subject of Planning Commission discussion

The developers of a nine-story building planned for the lot currently occupied by the City Market sought feedback from the Charlottesville Planning Commission on Tuesday. “We were honored to have been selected by City Council through a competition to redevelop the city-owned land on the lot,” said architect Gregory Powe. In June, the council chose […]