Meadowbrook Shopping Centre
The Meadowbrook Shopping Center is a retail complex located on the southeast corner of Emmet Street and Barracks Road that is indirectly owned by Clara Belle Wheeler and the William S. Rice Real Estate company. Wheeler has submitted plans to redevelop the center as two five-story residential buildings. 
The shopping center was built in 1954 by Harry Wheeler on land adjacent to Carol's Tearoom. Original tenants included a hardware store, pharmacy, a laundromat, and a car wash, and a drive-in restarant known as Gus'.  Wheeler died in 1981 and his wife Mary took over as landlord. In 1999, Mary's daughter Clara Belle took over management along with William S. Rice Real Estate. Tenants reported that leases grew more complicated, and the new management team took several tenants to court. Some, such as Meadowbrook Hardware, moved to other locations while others decided to stay put. New tenants came in while old tenants hung on.
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Wheeler and developer William Park submitted a preliminary site plan to the city on March 26, 2013 for the construction of two residential buildings that would be five stories in height. The first phase would see one building erected on land that is currently undeveloped as soon as the city issues its approvals. The second would be built on the site of the existing shopping center, which would be redeveloped.  However, many nearby residents expressed concern about the project, citing what they claim as traffic problems at the intersection of Barracks Road and Emmet Street.  At a site plan conference on April 17, 2013, city staff told Wheeler and Park that it may be difficult to obtain a special use permit due to the additional traffic that would be generated. 
- Cooke's Laundromat
- Meadowbrook Hardware
- Meadowbrook Washette
- Pace Painting
- Spring Street
- The Tavern (Closed December 2011)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Web. Two five-story buildings planned for Emmet/Barracks corner, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 11, 2013, retrieved April 29, 2013.
- ↑ Web. Holding Out, staff writers, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, Oct 15 2002
- ↑ Web. Good neighbors? Controversy brews over apartments at Meadowbrook, Courtney Stuart, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, April 11, 2013, retrieved April 29, 2013. Print. April 11, 2013 , 1215, .
- ↑ Web. Neighbors express concerns over Meadowbrook proposal, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 22, 2013, retrieved April 29, 2013.
- ↑ Web. Carriage ride: Jury smacks grocer's landlord for $100K, Courtney Stuart, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, July 13, 2006, retrieved December 12, 2011. Print. July 13, 2006 , 528, .