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SLIDESHOW: West Main Street, December 2016

West Main Street has been through many changes throughout Charlottesville‘s history. In 2003, City Council selected the street for intense development in order to shore up the city’s tax base. Recent years have seen the construction of many large buildings as a result. In the past few years, two construction strategies have been employed. In […]

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Developer of The Standard to pay $665,000 to city housing fund

The Charlottesville City Council is set to accept a large payment from the developers of the next apartment building to be constructed on West Main Street. Landmark Properties of Athens, Georgia, has paid the city $664,777 to meet affordable housing requirements for The Standard, a six-story mixed-use building that will soon be under construction. “Technically, […]

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Uncommon building is latest step in West Main evolution

As Charlottesville’s West Main Street continues to attract investment in new buildings, the recently completed Uncommon is the latest contribution to the corridor’s architectural identity. “I don’t believe in the town of Thomas Jefferson that everything needs to mimic Jefferson,” said Melanie Miller, chairwoman of the city’s Board of Architectural Review. “In the spirit of […]

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Council approves third student-housing complex for West Main

Charlottesville’s City Council approved a special-use permit Wednesday that will allow a 648-bedroom student-housing complex to be built at the corner of West Main and Roosevelt Brown Boulevard. A divided council voted 3-2 to grant the permit, which allows Campus Acquisitions to build a multi-story, mixed-use building near the University of Virginia Medical Center. “The […]

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West Main student housing projects get approvals

The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review has offered its support for the design of two student housing projects on West Main Street. The buildings will be adjacent to The Flats at West Village, which is under construction. Despite the approval, ome board members expressed concern with the scale of the buildings, which will be marketed […]