Grove Square

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Grove Square was a planned series of mixed-use residential blocks planned by Mitchell/Mathews Architects and Urban Planners for construction in Fifeville near the University of Virginia's Medical Center. [1]There are a total of four sections, three of which have been rezoned to the Cherry Avenue mixed-use corridor and for which a site plan has been approved.


However, the University of Virginia purchased the property in August 2016 but currently have no plans to develop the land. A portion of the building at 999 Grove Street is currently occupied by the [2]


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Phases

Phase 1

Grove Square Phase 1 was the name of one of four blocks of mixed-use development proposed for development in Charlottesville's Fifeville neighborhood near the University of Virginia's Medical Center. The developer was Mitchell/Mathews Architects and Urban Planners.

The land was purchased by the University of Virginia in late August 2016. [3]

Details

This block of Grove Square is 1.968 acres large. The property is zoned M-1 (industrial) with MU-CH zoning at the eastern end of the property).

An 8,104 square foot building currently exists at the site along with 172 parking spaces on a surface lot.

In this phase of development, the existing building will be demolished and replaced with an 8 story office building with structured parking. Once complete, the M1 portion of the site will have 113,500 square feet of office space and 928 parking spaces. [4]

Status

A final site plan was approved by Ebony Walden of Charlottesville Department of Neighborhood Development Services in the summer of 2011. However, the developer has not yet applied for a building permit. [5]

UVa has not publicly stated what they plan to do with the property. [citation needed]

Phase 2

Grove Square Phase 2 is one of four blocks of mixed-use development being planned in Charlottesville's Fifeville neighborhood near the University of Virginia's Medical Center. The developer is Mitchell/Mathews Architects and Urban Planners.

Details

This block of Grove Square is 1.968 acres large. The property is zoned M-1 (industrial) with MU-CH zoning (Mixed-Use Cherry Avenue) at the eastern end of the property. The second phase is to develop the MU-CH section of the property, consisting of .479 acres. Once complete, this portion of the site will have 4 residential units, 26,150 square feet of office space and 8,272 square feet of commercial space. [6]

The Planning Commission granted a special use permit allowing for a 5,000 square foot retail section on July 22, 2008. [7]


Status

A final site plan was approved by Ebony Walden of Charlottesville Department of Neighborhood Development Services in the summer of 2011. However, the developer has not yet applied for a building permit. [6]

Phase 3

Grove Square Phase 3 is one of four blocks of mixed-use development being planned in Charlottesville's Fifeville neighborhood near the University of Virginia's Medical Center. The developer is Mitchell/Mathews Architects and Urban Planners.

Details

This section of Grove Square site consists approximately .51 acres and is zoned MU-CH (Mixed Use - Cherry Avenue). The site is currently vacant and the plan is to build a 4 story, mixed-use building with 20 residential units and 6,330 square feet of ground floor commercial space. [6]

The Planning Commission granted a special use permit allowing for additional commecial space on July 22, 2008. [8]


Status

A final site plan was approved by Ebony Walden of Charlottesville Department of Neighborhood Development Services in the summer of 2011. However, the developer has not yet applied for a building permit. [6]

Phase 4

A fourth parcel was not rezoned.

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References

  1. Web. Grove Square, Mitchell/Mathews Architects, retrieved August 24, 2011.
  2. Web. University of Virginia purchases key properties near medical center, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, October 1, 2016, retrieved November 1, 2016.
  3. Web. University of Virginia purchases key properties near medical center, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, October 1, 2016, retrieved April 7, 2019.
  4. Web. Mixed-use development near UVA medical center moves forward, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, retrieved August 24, 2011.
  5. E-mail. Ebony Walden, City of Charlottesville, Department of Neighborhood Development Services. "grove square." Message to Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow. August 19, 2011.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 E-mail. Ebony Walden, City of Charlottesville, Department of Neighborhood Development Services. "grove square." Message to Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow. August 19, 2011.
  7. Web. Mixed-use development near UVA medical center moves forward, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, retrieved August 24, 2011.
  8. Web. Mixed-use development near UVA medical center moves forward, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, retrieved August 24, 2011.

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