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Council, Strategic Investment Area Team Discuss Localized Improvement

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Charlottesville City Council is working to improve the quality of life in the city. Councilors are targeting certain areas to increase economic and residential development.

This is a fairly new plan for Charlottesville - one that focuses on small areas in the city, especially those that need the most help.

The Strategic Investment Area (SIA) is a guide City Council can use to focus and direct resources. The target area is south of the downtown mall and dips into the Belmont section of the city. The plan specifically addresses housing, crime, health issues and job opportunities.

Council and the SIA team will meet Wednesday night to gain input from the community about how to best improve life in this urban part of the city.

"The SIA is an amazing part of the city and has tremendous opportunity for bringing back a new neighborhood and new investment in an area that's one of the last areas in the city that has the opportunity to reinvent itself," said Lee Quill, Strategic Investment Area member.

The ultimate goal of this plan is to create a healthy, safe neighborhood for those that live there.

The meeting is at the Jefferson School City Center. Dinner and discussion will be followed by a formal presentation at 7 p.m.  

We will bring you full details from the meeting on your NBC29 HD News at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. 

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