Charlottesville's City Market could find its future on the ground floor of a new development. City Council is looking at three options to keep the Saturday farmers market downtown.
The market could stay where it is in the open Water Street parking lot, a $1.7 million idea would build a market space on Garrett Street, or, Charlottesville Vice Mayor Kristin Szakos says, a developer is proposing putting the market underneath an office building at the Water Street site.
"He feels it could work and that the building above it would make it profitable that they could lease back that first level to the city to do with it what we want, and we could use it for the market," said Szakos.
Charlottesville plans to put out a request for ideas from builders to incorporate the market into plans to redevelop the Water Street lot.
Right now, there's no timeframe for the city to come up with a final plan.
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