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Design panel takes action on several W. Main projects

The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review has approved final design plans for the proposed Quirk Hotel on West Main Street. However, the panel still has to decide whether to allow demolition of an addition to one of the two historical buildings that will be incorporated into the overall project. “This is such a remarkable project, […]

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Quirk Hotel proposal sees expansion

Project one of many on West Main moving forward A Richmond company’s project to build a 75-room boutique hotel on West Main Street has become slightly larger. Quirk Charlottesville LLC paid $950,000 this week for the 0.17-acre property on which the now-closed Atlantic Futon operated. The city’s Board of Architectural Review has re-approved a demolition […]

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Quirk Hotel returns to city panel with new layout

The developers of the proposed Quirk Hotel on West Main Street returned to Charlottesville’s Board of Architectural Review this week with a new design that limits the project’s impact on two historic structures. “Both 501 and 503 West Main Street are now intended to stand alone,” said Mary Joy Scala, the city’s historic preservation planner. […]

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Council breaks West Main Street plans into multiple phases

The Charlottesville City Council has agreed to move forward with a $31 million upgrade to West Main Street by breaking the project into multiple phases in order to help secure financing from the Virginia Department of Transportation. Every other year, VDOT takes applications for programs through its revenue-sharing program. “It matches every dollar that we […]

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Council approves schematic design for West Main

Development plans for a new look for Charlottesville’s West Main Street inched closer to completion Monday when City Council approved a schematic design for the project. “The project vision is to create a great street, to design a great street and to have it be an equitable street,” said Elliot Rhodeside, of the firm Rhodeside […]

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Charlottesville Planning Commission turns attention to Comprehensive Plan

As more people choose to live in Charlottesville and more companies launch or expand, officials are reviewing the city’s rules and regulations to try to make sure that development’s impact on existing residents can be mitigated. “Development is going to happen one way or another,” said Planning Commissioner Genevieve Keller at a recent work session. […]

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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 […]