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City Council Approves Permit for Downtown Development Project

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Artist rendering for the East Jefferson Place Project Artist rendering for the East Jefferson Place Project
Charlottesville City Council met Wednesday night Charlottesville City Council met Wednesday night
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

City Council is approving a special use permit for a new development project in downtown Charlottesville.

Councilors voted 3 to 2 Wednesday, July 5, to allow the project to move forward.

Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce President Tim Hulbert spoke in favor of the project during a public hearing, saying the project would “help remedy a glaring and growing need.”

Developers for the East Jefferson Place Project plan to build 126 residential units between 10th Street and 11th Street on East Jefferson.

Some neighbors were concerned the project was too big and didn't fit in to the neighborhood.