Charlottesville Community Design Center closes Downtown offices

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According to an e-mail sent this afternoon, the Charlottesville Community Design Center (CCDC)—a Downtown Mall venue for multidisciplinary discussions about design and planning—may no longer be a "center." In light of what the e-mail terms "financial realities," the CCDC will no longer house offices at 100 Fifth St. NE.

"Gallery exhibitions scheduled through August 2011 will continue as planned, and CitySpace will continue to be available for use by the public," reads the e-mail. A CCDC representative was not immediately available for comment.

The organization launched in 2004 with start-up funding from the Piedmont Housing Alliance, according to the CCDC website. The e-mail mentions that CCDC board members and other community members "will continue to discuss and pursue ways for community design to take new forms in Charlottesville." Interested parties are asked to e-mail ccdctransition@cvilledesign.org to offer input.

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