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Massing approved for Ridge Street apartment complex

A plan to build an apartment building on Ridge Street as part of the William Taylor Plaza development advanced last week when the Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review approved its size and general shape. The BAR voted, 5-3, Tuesday to approve the project’s massing and scale. Mary Joy Scala, the city’s historic-preservation planner, said the […]

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Review begins for new homes on Ridge Street

The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review has asked the architect for a planned residential building at the proposed William Taylor Plaza to find a way to reduce its size. “We do have a lot of projects whose developers start off building to the edges of their [property] and then developers will voluntarily carve stuff out […]

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New William Taylor Plaza drawings shown to city panel

The developers of a proposed Fairfield Inn at the controversial William Taylor Plaza project returned to the Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review on Monday with a preliminary design intended to reduce the scale of a building stretching 275 feet along Cherry Avenue. The new design also includes space for a small retail establishment at the […]

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Split Council approves William Taylor Plaza amendment clearing way for hotel

The Charlottesville City Council voted 3-2 Monday to amend a previous zoning for the William Taylor Plaza, a controversial mixed-used development at the corner of Ridge Street and Cherry Avenue. Councilors Kathy Galvin, Satyendra Huja and Kristin Szakos voted for the amendment. “The council is not ignoring what the neighborhood wants but it can’t indulge […]

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Vote on William Taylor Plaza rezoning postponed

Charlottesville’s City Council will wait until later this summer to take a final vote on a rezoning amendment for William Taylor Plaza, a controversial development proposed for the corner of Ridge Street and Cherry Avenue. The council opted late Monday not to take a vote after the city attorney raised questions about whether language in […]