Midtown Association

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The Midtown Association is an organization of businesses along Charlottesville's West Main Street that was formed in 2009 to promote commerce along the corridor.

One of the group's specific requests is that the owner of a parking lot next to the AMTRAK station pave the surface, claiming that dust from the gravel is a hindrance to business[1]. The group is calling for a charette to plot the future of the corridor.

Leadership

Midtown Street Fair

The association closed West Main between 4th Street W and 7th Street W for five hours on September 11, 2010 as an attempt to draw attention to Midtown as a destination, and not just a thoroughfare between the Corner district and the Downtown Mall[2]. The Midtown Street Festival has become an annual event since.[citation needed]

References

  1. "Urban blight: Group seeks fix for Main Street, Amtrak lot | The Hook News Blog." The HooK - Charlottesville's weekly newspaper, news magazine. Web. 03 Nov. 2009. <http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2009/11/02/urban-blight-group-seeks-fix-for-main-street-amtrak-lot/>
  2. Dixit, Rachana. "Street Fair Aims to Better Link West Main, City | Daily Progress." Home | Daily Progress. 9 Sept. 2010. Web. 10 Sept. 2010. <http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2010/sep/10/street-fair-aims-better-link-west-main-city-ar-498201/>.