Planning & Development

Trader Joe's, the California-based grocery chain, is coming to Charlottesville November 14. Photo: Laura Ingles

The shopping mall battle: Stonefield vs. Barracks

After a decade of planning, the largest development project in Albemarle County’s history is finally almost open for business. Last Friday Pier One Imports made its debut as the first retailer to open at The Shops at Stonefield, the new upscale shopping center on the corner of Hydraulic Road and Route 29. I was one […]

The property at the corner of West Main Street and McIntire Road has been on the market for years, and owner Bob Mooney said the current development plans are still up in the air. Photo: Eric Kelley

Marriott project delayed, Random Row tenants breathe sigh of relief

In May, business owners at the corner of McIntire Road and West Main Street thought they would have to vacate their buildings this fall to make way for a seven-story, 133-room Marriott hotel with an interior courtyard, indoor swimming pool, and underground parking garage. Five months later, owners and employees of the businesses that remain […]