April 24, 2014
The Charlottesville City Market is in full swing, but as vendors are settling into this season, changes could be ahead.
On Thursday, four developers interested in transforming the Water Street space into a mixed-use development presented their plans to the Charlottesville city council.
They range from 116 market vendor stalls to 192.
But each proposal offers more than just a place to sell fruits and vegetables.
The first plan, from WVS Companies, calls for retail space along East Water Street and 2nd Street Southwest, as well as four stories of multi-family housing above.
It also accommodates five new restaurants and has on-street and underground parking.
A second proposal from Equitable would create a seven-level mixed-use project. It would include parking, retail and housing in additional to the market.
A third plan would create a market plaza -- a home for the market and an urban park. This would be a nine-story structure, including retail space as well as office space for 250 workers and 67 luxury apartments.
A market square is the idea behind the fourth proposal. This one would include three public restrooms, 63 condominiums and would provide electricity to 20 percent of the market's vendors.
To view more details about each proposal, click HERE.