Market Street Promenade Owners File Demolition Request

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With demolition already underway at the old Main Street Arena in downtown Charlottesville, more destruction may be on the way on the other side of the Downtown Mall.

The property owners of Market Street Promenade filed a demolition request with the Board of Architectural Review at the end of January.

This area is better known as the shopping center near the old Vinegar Hill Theater.

The owner and developer didn't want to comment, but their letter calls the space an "underutilized anomaly.”

It says the redevelopment vision includes mixed-use retail, commercial and residential units, and the addition of a below-ground parking garage.

The board is set to take up the request at its meeting on Wednesday, February 20.