Avon Street Corridor

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The Avon Street corridor is one of Charlottesville's entrance corridors and thus subject to scrutiny by the Entrance Corridor Review Board. [1]

Background

The Avon Street spans from Moores Creek to downtown Charlottesville and is considered to be a secondary access to downtown. The corridor is broken into three sub-areas. Sub-area A extends from the city limits to Druid Avenue. Sub-area B goes from Druid Avenue to Monticello Avenue. Sub-area continues from Monticello Avenue to the Belmont Bridge.

Studies

The Avon Street corridor was to have been the subject of a city study in 2012 to determine future redevelopment opportunities. Former Mayor Maurice Cox had lobbied Council to apply for grant from the National Endowment for the Arts "Our Town" grant, but Council opted instead to use $150,000 in city funds for the study. [2] [3]

A previous study from the Urban Land Institute was planned for the spring of 2011, but was never undertaken. [4]

References

  1. Web. Corridor Maps, Page 23, City of Charlottesville, March 7, 2011, retrieved March 12, 2012.
  2. Web. Council opposes grant application for new Belmont Bridge design, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 22, 2012, retrieved April 27, 2012.
  3. Web. Council OKs task force to study Belmont Bridge corridor, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 6, 2012, retrieved March 12, 2012.
  4. Web. Avon Street corridor to get “fresh eyes” from national planning think-tank, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, June 22, 2010, retrieved March 12, 2012.