Government & Courts

Construction on Market Plaza is set to begin next summer. Photo courtesy Woodard Properties

City Council okays Market Plaza

City Market came one step closer to a permanent home by 2017 after City Council unanimously approved a permit for Market Plaza on December 1. The nine-story, L-shaped structure and plaza will occupy the parking lot used by City Market since 1993 and now owned by developer Keith Woodard. Market Plaza will house up to […]

Nathanael Greene Primary School called police when a 4-year-old went out of control. Photo: Greene County Schools

Preschooler handcuffed and shackled in Greene

An allegedly out-of-control 4-year-old prompted a call to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office in October, according to a report by Hawes Spencer on WVTF radio. The child apparently raised a ruckus in a pre-K classroom at Nathanael Greene Elementary School in Stanardsville when he allegedly threw blocks, climbed over desks, and hit, scratched and kicked […]

Two-hour parking leads to the two-hour shuffle. Photo: Staff

Two-hour shuffle: Biz group wants free street parking axed

As owner of the Charlottesville Parking Center, Mark Brown acknowledges right off the bat that his push to eliminate free street parking downtown raises an obvious question about whether he has the most to gain from such a move. Brown became the downtown parking czar in August when he bought for $13.8 million CPC, which […]