WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

City Council Approves Market District Steering Committee; Trip to Austin, Texas

By: Ruth Morton Email
By: Ruth Morton Email

November 5, 2012

City Council moved forward with one of the largest economic development projects in Downtown Charlottesville in recent decades.

Council approved a steering committee to oversee the vision for the new Market District. The Market District will provide a permanent home for the City Market, an economic and tourist draw. It will integrate City Market into the style and culture of the Downtown area. It will also include retail, commercial, residential developments.

"The whole idea is, let's bring together people who have some interest, experience, and expertise in helping us to take the next steps in making this Market District happen in Downtown Charlottesville," said Dave Norris, a Charlottesville City Council member.

Norris said Market District is located in the two lots on Water Street and is the largest undeveloped space in Downtown.

"It's a major, major project," Norris added. "We want to make sure we do it right and we want to make sure we have the right voices in the mix."

Council also approved sending three people to Austin, Texas. The Charlottesville representatives will travel along with representatives from Albemarle County, the University of Virginia, and local leaders to learn how Austin developed its entertainment scene and technology industry. Representatives will fly to Austin in February 2013.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
     
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
     
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.

 

powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 177415111