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Council agrees to Market Plaza changes; hears first reading on public land sale

The Charlottesville City Council unanimously agreed Monday to amend a special use permit previously granted to the developers of the nine-story Market Plaza on Water Street. The project will feature 68 dwelling units, 55,000 square feet of office space and 10,000 square feet of retail space. The council also looked favorably on a $2.4-million sales […]

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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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Council clears way for Market Plaza development downtown

Charlottesville City Council has unanimously approved a permit for a nine-story, multi-use building and public plaza on a downtown city-owned parking lot. The action Monday marked the second time the council blessed the Market Plaza proposal from developer Keith Woodard and architect Gregory Powe. Their entry was selected in July after the council asked for […]

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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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First Street traffic, trees among topics at Market Plaza review

The Charlottesville Planning Commission spent more than two hours last week reviewing the conditions under which it will approve plans to redevelop a city-owned parking lot into a nine-story residential, office and retail building. As part of a longstanding quest to find a permanent home for the City Market, the City Council voted unanimously in […]