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Friendship Court architect: Urban density increases vibrancy, but must be made equitable

The architect responsible for the master plan for the redevelopment of Friendship Court told the Charlottesville chapter of the Urban Land Institute on Thursday that the time is right to invest in dense, walkable downtowns. David Dixon, an architect with Boston-based Stantec, told ULI at a presentation at CitySpace that people with at least a […]

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Alexandria officials offer tips on public housing redevelopment

As the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority faces an uncertain future, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has asked the city authority’s counterparts in Alexandria to help it prepare for a new era. “Let’s get real,” said Roy Priest, chief executive officer of the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority. “The government wants to […]

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Council to vote in mid-June on City Market destiny

A decades-long search for a permanent home for the Charlottesville City Market may soon be over if the City Council can reach consensus on selecting one of four proposals for a private company to redevelop the parking lot where the market has operated since 1993. “I appreciate the fact that four developers have enough confidence […]

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Four building proposals received for City Market land

Four private firms have responded to a city request to develop the land occupied by the Charlottesville City Market while retaining the same number of vendor stalls and public parking spaces currently on site. “The city now has several options to consider that appear to accommodate the City Market and enable significant mixed-use development to […]