Monthly Archives: February 2021

Charlottesville PC recommends adjustments to FY22 capital budget, including defunding parking garage

The Charlottesville Planning Commission has weighed in on cuts and other amendments they would like to see made to the city’s proposed capital improvement program. Hosea Mitchell is the chair of the body. 

“There are at least four hot potatoes,” Mitchell said.

One of these hot potatoes is an additional $8 million in funding in FY22 for a parking structure on land purchased by the city in January 2017 at 9th and Market Street to support the joint courts complex with Albemarle County. Others are $50 million as a placeholder for middle school reconfiguration and the of previously-approved millions in city funding for the West Main Street.  All told, the draft five-year plan totals $160 million, or about double what the CIP was ten years ago. (draft CIP)

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