Preston Avenue

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Preston Avenue is a road in the city of Charlottesville which extends from Ridge-McIntire Road to Barracks Road, connecting North Downtown with the Barracks Road Shopping Center area. The roadway is characterized by a large, landscaped center median featuring an Art In Place installation.

Preston Avenue is lined with a mixture of light industrial and warehouse facilities.[1] The Coca-Cola Building is a notable property on the roadway.


The Roundabout Study examined the possibility of a double roundabout positioned at the intersection of Preston Avenue and High Street. The concept was ultimately rejected.[1] Although a study of the corridor has been on the Charlottesville Planning Commission's list since 2008, no additional studies have been undertaken.[2]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. Chapter Nine: Urban Design, City of Charlottesville, City of Charlottesville, retrieved April 17, 2012.
  2. Web. City Planning Commission discusses work plan; Preston Avenue study de-prioritized, Charlottesville Tomorrow, August 29, 2008, retrieved April 17, 2012.