City Council okays Market Plaza

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

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 69 apartments, three floors of office space, two of retail, underground parking and a 25,000-
square-foot open air plaza, according to Charlottesville Tomorrow. The project, which will close First Street, is expected to begin next summer and will take two years.

Also expected: Some confusion that Market Plaza is on Water Street, not Market Street.

Posted In:     News


Previous Post

The Hairstons on Yardley’s last list

Next Post

Friends talk: Skeptical of Jackie’s account in Rolling Stone

Our comments system is designed to foster a lively debate of ideas, offer a forum for the exchange of ad hoc information, and solicit honest, respectful feedback about the work we do. We’re glad you’re participating. Here are a few simple rules to follow, which should be relatively straightforward.

1) Don’t call people names or accuse them of things you cannot support.
2) Don’t direct foul language, racial slurs, or offensive terms at other commenters or our staff.
3) Don’t use the discussion on our site for commercial (or shameless personal) promotion.

We reserve the right to remove posts and ban commenters who violate any of the rules listed above, or the spirit of the discussion. We’re trying to create a safe space for a wide range of people to express themselves, and we believe that goal can only be achieved through thoughtful, sensitive editorial control.

If you have questions or comments about our policies or about a specific post, please send an e-mail to

Leave a Reply

Notify of