Market Street

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Market Street is a road in the city of Charlottesville. At 1st Street North, it splits from West Market to East Market.

Course

West Market becomes Preston Avenue and heads toward the University of Virginia. East Market heads into the Woolen Mills neighborhood where it eventually dead ends alongside the Rivanna River. Market Street runs parallel to the Downtown Mall the mall's north side.

A proposal to convert Market Street to one-way traffic heading westbound was put forth in March 1948. [1] [2] City Council reacted favorably to the idea that April. [3] The road was converted to two-way traffic in late 1999. [4].

Historic preservation

Market Street falls into the City of Charlottesville's Downtown Architectural Design Control District, which means many properties along Market Street are protected.[5]

Notable Businesses & Locations on Market Street

Map

Coordinates:Erioll world.svg.png 38°01′49″N 78°28′39″E / 38.030392°N -78.477417°W / 38.030392; --78.477417


References

  1. Web. Study of Traffic Brings Long List of Suggestions, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, March 2, 1948, retrieved December 10, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. March 2, 1948 page 1.
  2. Web. One-Way Traffic on Market, Water Streets is Proposed, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, March 8, 1948, retrieved December 11, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. March 8, 1948 page 8.
  3. Web. City Council Reacts Favorably to Traffic Survey Proposals, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, April 9, 1948, retrieved January 8, 2017 from University of Virginia Library. Print. April 9, 1948 page 6.
  4. Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, 10 Oct. 1999.
  5. Web. Downtown ADC District, City of Charlottesville, retrieved 30 July 2012.