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City Council Approves New Apartment Complex on West Main

By: News Email
By: News Email

November 4, 2013

Council approved an apartment building that may connect students to downtown.

Charlottesville City Council approved a special use permit for The Standard, an apartment building on West Main Street aimed at UVa students.

The permit allowed for more people to live in each unit and for the building to be taller. The permit passed 4-1. Dede Smith voted against it.

Councilors liked that the project will create homes on the stretch between UVa and the Downtown Mall and that doing so may bring students into the Charlottesville community, but some were concerned about that more housing for students changes the landscape.

"I think it's a fine balance and overall I don't think we're destroying the character of the street. We're overall creating a moment on that street but we do need to be cautious going forward," said Kathy Galvin, city councilor.

The developers said they are working to give local people jobs and will sponsor Westhaven Community Day, the public housing complex located right behind the The Standard's site, among other community efforts.

The developers will next finalize the plans with the Board of Architectual Review, the Planning Commission, and city staff. Building The Standard may begin as early as March of next year and finish in 2015.


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