Planning & Development

Landmark hotel. Staff photo.

Developer Dewberry fires back over city’s demands to secure former Landmark site

Seven stories above the “Coming summer 2009” sign that’s still plastered above a boarded-up ground floor entryway of what was to be the Landmark Hotel, a splash of colorful graffiti blooms across a bare concrete ceiling. It’s not the only street art to grace the unfinished building that looms over Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. Somebody’s tagged the inside of […]

Ludwig Kuttner (right) and his son Fabian have no problem with drivers turning their Ix property into a shortcut. Photo: Mallory Benedict

Ix fix: Downtown property gets a drive-through makeover

That “dead end” sign posted at the Second Street SE entrance to the Ix building off Elliott Avenue? Ignore it and come on through! The 17-acre commercial property two blocks south of the Downtown Mall, bordered by Elliott and Monticello avenues, is now an owner-sanctioned shortcut that can help Mall-bound Downtown drivers avoid rush hour […]