David McNair

Another Vinegar Hill plan for Downtown?

In Development on December 23, 2013 at 12:38 pm

52b65ed68ca1a.imageGood for Daily Progress reporter Aaron Richardson for raising this issue with regard to the planned “central Strategic Investment Area in Charlottesville” around Friendship Court and the Ix property, which could replace public housing. Yes, there are “Shadows of Vinegar Hill” in this plan, but previous stories on this plan overlooked this part of it.

“I think that when you displace low-income people in the name of progress, that’s not the case, it’s just the opposite,” local NAACP President Eugene Williams Williams told the DP. “Less-fortunate people have nothing to show for progress.” READ MORE

Image from Cunningham/Quill Architects

 

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