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Category: Infrastructure

Park & Hide: Downtown parking meter program halted, but downtown parking problem remains

While many people and businesses are happy that the parking meter program downtown has been suspended, everyone seems to have forgotten why it was implemented in the first place: to reduce congestion downtown and make it easier to find a place to park. As a 2008 downtown parking study determined, parking availability wasn’t necessarily the…

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Bridge Talk. Be there.

On Thursday, November 21 at CitySpace on the DTM there will be a public meeting on the Belmont Bridge replacement/enhancement project. Some want to do something unique and special here, like not have a bridge at all but an underpass, or something along the lines of what NYC did with its High Line Park (repurposing…

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Downtown discussed. More diversity?

Following the recent debate surrounding the Belmont Bridge, a discussion was held at The Bridge, Progressive Arts Initiative last week to talk about the future of downtown, reports Charlottesville Tomorrow. “A community is a place where you encounter differences, and the place tends to socialize you,” said Maurice Cox, former city mayor and University of…

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