Central City Commission
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The Central City Commission was a group formed in 1971 to explore possible futures for the center of Charlottesville. Its initial chairman was Alvin Clements. The commission served as the "private" elements in the public-private partnership that led to the creation of the Charlottesville Downtown Mall.
In 1973, Clements told the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star that merchants such as himself were willing to contribute money to the project.
- Bringing Downtown Back to Life: Programs That Create Viable Local Economies. Rep. Pew Charitable Trusts. Web. 14 Apr. 2010. <http://www.pew-partnership.org/pdf/What%27s%20Out%20There2.pdf>.
- Goolrick, John. "Other Cities Ahead on Town Renewal." Free Lance-Star [Fredericksburg] 30 July 1973: 1. Google News. Web. 14 Apr. 2010. <http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xm4QAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BosDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4245%2C3625649>.