Group plans fight against East High Street apartments

Tomorrow there will be a site plan review conference for a project to build 245 units on land that would be elevated out of the floodplain with fill. A new group called the Free Bridge Floodplain Advocacy Group has formed to try to stop the plans from being realized. 

“We recognize that this is a by-right project, but we feel that there are legitimate avenues for the City to deny approval,” reads a statement made to Charlottesville Community Engagement. “The group believes that the project can be challenged on the basis of entrance and traffic-related issues, as well as impacts related to its location within the 100-year floodplain.” 

A group of about 35 people met this past weekend to discuss strategy. If you’re interested in learning more, email

A preliminary site plan will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. via Zoom. A group is organizing to fight the development, which does not need a rezoning or special use permit to proceed. To learn more, read a story I wrote earlier in the week. (meeting info)

An overview of the site plan for the 0 East High Street project

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