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Council approves second West Main student housing building

More construction cranes will soon be coming to West Main Street now that Charlottesville’s City Council has approved another housing complex aimed at students. Councilors voted 4-1 Monday to approve The Standard, a 600-bedroom, six-story building to be erected by Landmark Development. The Athens, Ga.-based firm specializes in upscale student housing projects. “I think it […]

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City reviews impacts of more housing for university students on West Main

Members of Charlottesville’s Board of Architectural Review said a proposed student housing project on West Main Street would have an “adverse impact’ on the surrounding architectural design control district. Planning for the 189-unit building, “The Standard,” comes as construction of a similar student apartment housing complex is already underway across the street. “I am concerned […]

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New West Main housing complex critiqued

Several members of the Charlottesville Planning Commission said Tuesday they leaned toward not approving an apartment complex on West Main Street unless the needs of an adjacent public housing site are taken into consideration. “I have grave concerns about the social justice and the environmental justice issues of putting a project like this next to […]