Planning & Development

Last week, City Council reallocated $400,000 of the funds originally earmarked for redeveloping properties like Crescent Hall. Photo by Jack Looney.

City Council steers public redevelopment money to nonprofits

Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority officials weren’t surprised when the city reallocated $400,000 of their redevelopment funds to local nonprofits last week. A cash-strapped agency with a revolving door of leadership for over a decade, the housing authority is unable to use the money this year, and both sides agreed that other organizations with housing […]

YMCA Child Care Learning Center Director Ikeia Prince has been anxiously awaiting the move into five large classrooms at the Jefferson School City Center, and said it opens up entirely new possibilities for kids and teachers. Photo: John Robinson

Jefferson School reopens as cultural community center

The new Jefferson School City Center officially opened its doors to the public on Monday, January 7, kicking off a costly and hopeful experiment to preserve local history and provide services for underserved communities close to Downtown. After a year-and-a-half of renovations, the center is offering an African American heritage center and other cultural, multi-generational […]