Charlottesville Nonprofit Finds Temporary Solution to Parking Problem
Charlottesville Nonprofit Finds Temporary Solution to Parking Problem

A Charlottesville nonprofit that recently reported issues related to available parking options nearby now has a temporary solution.

May 8th, 9:34 PM EDT
Charlottesville Announces Dockless Scooter and Bicycle Policy Pilot Program
Charlottesville Announces Dockless Scooter and Bicycle Policy Pilot Program

Charlottesville has approved the first Dockless Scooter and Bicycle Policy Pilot Program permit to Lime.

UPDATE: Albemarle County and Charlottesville Announce Agreement on District Court Complex
UPDATE: Albemarle County and Charlottesville Announce Agreement on District Court Complex

Albemarle County and the city of Charlottesville are making plans for a new Court Complex and parking structure in Downtown Charlottesville.

Charlottesville City Council: Police Vests, Belmont Parking, Interim Clerk of Council Appointed
Charlottesville City Council: Police Vests, Belmont Parking, Interim Clerk of Council Appointed

Charlottesville city councilors approved a grant for police ballistic vests, gave the OK to new parking regulations for the Belmont neighborhood, and appointed an interim clerk of council at their meeting Monday.

City Looks at Making Belmont Neighborhood a Permit Parking Zone
City Looks at Making Belmont Neighborhood a Permit Parking Zone

City Councilors are taking the first step in changing an ongoing issue with parking in Charlottesville's Belmont neighborhood.

Emmy Freedman
Belmont Parking Problems Have No Easy Solution for Both Residents and Patrons
Belmont Parking Problems Have No Easy Solution for Both Residents and Patrons

The problems with parking in Belmont will be on the agenda for the Charlottesville City Council's meeting Monday.   The Council will decide whether or not to designate the Belmont area as a parking zone, which would allow people living there to apply for future residential permit parking. 

Water Street Parking Garage to Change Rates in October
Water Street Parking Garage to Change Rates in October

Starting October 1, the Water Street parking garage in downtown Charlottesville will operate the same as the Market Street Garage.

Councilors Approve Settlement in Water Street Parking Garage Lawsuit
Councilors Approve Settlement in Water Street Parking Garage Lawsuit

After a two year dispute, a settlement has been reached over the Water Street Parking Garage in downtown Charlottesville.

John Early
Belmont Bridge to Receive Updated Design Features
Belmont Bridge to Receive Updated Design Features

A deteriorating bridge in Charlottesville is going to get some much-needed updates.

Emmy Freedman
City Council Looks at Parking Changes, Blasting Permit Process at Meeting
City Council Looks at Parking Changes, Blasting Permit Process at Meeting

City Councilors took up topics pertaining to parking at public housing sites and the process of obtaining a permit for blasting at its meeting on Monday, July 2.

Monday, July 2nd 2018, 11:11 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman
Belmont Homeowners Express Concern over Proposed Mixed-Use Complex
Belmont Homeowners Express Concern over Proposed Mixed-Use Complex

People living in Charlottesville's Belmont neighborhood say they are worried about a proposed mixed-use apartment complex causing potential traffic headaches.

Monday, June 11th 2018, 4:09 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman
First Steps in Belmont Bridge Construction Are Underway
First Steps in Belmont Bridge Construction Are Underway

Preliminary work to replace the Belmont Bridge started Saturday. Although construction isn't set to start until 2020, geotechnical drilling work will be ongoing around the bridge for most of this month. 

Sunday, June 10th 2018, 7:23 PM EDT
Resolution Concerning Water Street Parking Garage May Be Near
Resolution Concerning Water Street Parking Garage May Be Near

A resolution over Charlottesville’s Water Street Parking Garage could be approaching as discussions continue to heat up. 

Monday, April 23rd 2018, 4:06 PM EDT
Neighbors Raise Concerns Over Development Plans for East High St.
Neighbors Raise Concerns Over Development Plans for East High St.

Charlottesville planners met with people who live in the East High Street area to discuss concerns about plans to turn a current service station and adjacent property into a multi-story complex.

Wednesday, April 4th 2018, 1:25 PM EDT
City to Continue 'First Hour Free' for Visitor Parking at Market Street Garage
City to Continue 'First Hour Free' for Visitor Parking at Market Street Garage

Charlottesville announces that the "first hour free" visitor parking in the Market Street Garage will remain intact with a $2 per hour rate thereafter (pricing consistent with the Water St. garage).

Thursday, February 22nd 2018, 1:51 PM EST
Charlottesville Seeking Other Ways to Pay for Improving Downtown Parking
Charlottesville Seeking Other Ways to Pay for Improving Downtown Parking

Charlottesville officials are discussing the next steps for solving parking issues, now the meters - and that the revenue they were going to generate - are gone.

Thursday, February 8th 2018, 3:39 PM EST by John Early
Charlottesville Unlikely to See Profit from Parking Meters
Charlottesville Unlikely to See Profit from Parking Meters

Parking meters will soon be gone from the streets of Charlottesville. However, questions remain about the cost of the program and the price of getting rid of it.

Friday, January 5th 2018, 2:13 PM EST by Emmy Freedman
Parking Meters to be Removed Following City Council Vote
Parking Meters to be Removed Following City Council Vote

The parking meters in downtown Charlottesville will soon be removed after City Council voted in favor of continuing the suspension of the meter pilot program for one year.

Wednesday, January 3rd 2018, 4:49 PM EST by Emmy Freedman
Charlottesville Ends Parking Meter Pilot Program
Charlottesville Ends Parking Meter Pilot Program

Following a vote by the City Council, Charlottesville announced that the on-street parking meter pilot program will be suspended indefinitely pending re-evaluation.

Wednesday, January 3rd 2018, 11:58 AM EST
Charlottesville City Council Suspends Parking Meter Program
Charlottesville City Council Suspends Parking Meter Program

Some good news for drivers and people who work in downtown Charlottesville, you don't have to pay at meters anymore.

Tuesday, January 2nd 2018, 11:45 PM EST
Charlottesville Parking Meter Program Restarts Jan. 2
Charlottesville Parking Meter Program Restarts Jan. 2

Charlottesville will restart its parking meter pilot program on Tuesday, Jan. 2. The program had been temporarily suspended from Nov. 17 through the holidays.

Thursday, December 28th 2017, 12:46 PM EST
Many in Charlottesville Sign Petition to Remove Downtown Parking Meters
Many in Charlottesville Sign Petition to Remove Downtown Parking Meters

More than 500 people so far have signed an online petition demanding the city of Charlottesville remove the parking meters near the Downtown Mall. 

Saturday, December 16th 2017, 4:48 PM EST by Emmy Freedman
Petition Calls for Charlottesville to Remove Downtown Parking Meters
Petition Calls for Charlottesville to Remove Downtown Parking Meters

A new petition is calling on Charlottesville to get rid of its downtown parking meters.

Friday, December 15th 2017, 3:38 PM EST by John Early
Charlottesville Leasing 75 Parking Spaces for Dewberry Hotel
Charlottesville Leasing 75 Parking Spaces for Dewberry Hotel

Charlottesville City Council will be providing the Dewberry Hotel 75 parking spaces once the project completed. Councilors made their decision during their meeting Monday.

Tuesday, November 21st 2017, 12:02 AM EST
Charlottesville City Council Holds Public Hearing on Leasing Parking for Hotel
Charlottesville City Council Holds Public Hearing on Leasing Parking for Hotel

Charlottesville City Council hosted a public hearing Monday night about the city leasing parking spaces for an unfinished hotel.

Monday, November 6th 2017, 11:09 PM EST
Charlottesville's Parking Meter Program Earns Roughly $18K During First Month
Charlottesville's Parking Meter Program Earns Roughly $18K During First Month

Charlottesville's parking meter program earned roughly $18,000 during its first month. However, the program is getting mixed reviews from businesses and workers around the Downtown Mall.

Tuesday, October 10th 2017, 9:01 AM EDT by John Early
Charlottesville Parking Meter System Expected to Begin September 5
Charlottesville Parking Meter System Expected to Begin September 5

Over 100 parking spaces around downtown Charlottesville will very soon come with a price. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 5, pay stations begin changing $1.80 per hour.

Monday, September 4th 2017, 4:42 PM EDT by John Early
Last Chance for Public Comment on Downtown Mall Metered Parking
Last Chance for Public Comment on Downtown Mall Metered Parking

Residents in Charlottesville need to let city officials know how you feel about more parking meters in the Downtown Mall area by August, July 4. 

Thursday, August 3rd 2017, 3:40 PM EDT
Charlottesville Officials Host Meeting on Metered Parking Pilot Program
Charlottesville Officials Host Meeting on Metered Parking Pilot Program

Dozens gathered at CitySpace to voice their opinions and learn about Charlottesville’s pilot parking program that will begin in a little over a month.

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017, 11:58 AM EDT
Charlottesville Approves Downtown Parking Meter Program
Charlottesville Approves Downtown Parking Meter Program

Charlottesville City Council is putting a pilot program in place that will add parking meters around the Downtown Mall.

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 9:55 PM EDT
East Jefferson Development in Charlottesville to be Discussed at City Council
East Jefferson Development in Charlottesville to be Discussed at City Council

Developers with the East Jefferson Place Project are hoping to create additional residential spaces for the Downtown area in Charlottesville.  

Monday, July 3rd 2017, 3:41 PM EDT
Charlottesville City Council to Discuss Downtown Parking Meter Plans
Charlottesville City Council to Discuss Downtown Parking Meter Plans

This week, Charlottesville City Council will discuss a pilot program to install parking meters around the Downtown Mall. That pilot program could start as early as Sept. 1.

Sunday, July 2nd 2017, 9:22 PM EDT
Owner Of Charlotteville Parking Center is suing City of Charlottesville
Owner Of Charlotteville Parking Center is suing City of Charlottesville

Mark Brown will move forward with his second lawsuit against Charlottesville. 

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 11:40 AM EDT
Outside Legal Counsel Over $117K for Charlottesville Parking Lawsuit
Outside Legal Counsel Over $117K for Charlottesville Parking Lawsuit

City Hall is tallying up the costs connected to lawsuits with Charlottesville Parking Center. The city says it has spent  $117,584.76 in fees for outside legal counsel.

Friday, April 28th 2017, 5:38 PM EDT
CPC Manager Suing City Assessor over Water Street Parking Garage
CPC Manager Suing City Assessor over Water Street Parking Garage

Mark Brown, the owner of the Charlottesville Parking Center, is suing city assessor Jeff Davis in the ongoing battle over the Water Street Parking Garage.

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 9:19 PM EDT
Market Street Parking Garage May Be Getting New Management
Market Street Parking Garage May Be Getting New Management

Charlottesville intends to hire a new company to manage the Market Street Parking Garage.

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 3:27 PM EST
Norris: CPC Left Out of Parking Deal Talks with Charlottesville and Hotel
Norris: CPC Left Out of Parking Deal Talks with Charlottesville and Hotel

The group that manages Charlottesville's Water Street Parking Garage says the city left it out of talks to strike a deal with the developer of the Landmark Hotel.

Monday, February 20th 2017, 12:22 PM EST
Judge Asking CPC to Produce More Info in Lawsuit Against Charlottesville
Judge Asking CPC to Produce More Info in Lawsuit Against Charlottesville

The ongoing legal battle between the Charlottesville Parking Center and the city is back in front of a judge.

Tuesday, February 7th 2017, 12:28 PM EST
Charlottesville Seeks Management Bids for E. Market St. Garage
Charlottesville Seeks Management Bids for E. Market St. Garage

Charlottesville is accepting bids from companies who want to manage the East Market Street Parking Garage.

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 5:21 PM EST
Charlottesville Purchases Land to Help Improve Downtown Parking
Charlottesville Purchases Land to Help Improve Downtown Parking

The City of Charlottesville has a plan to tackle problem parking downtown, and it includes buying up land along Market Street.

Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 10:16 AM EST
CPC Offers New Water St. Parking Garage Proposals to Charlottesville
CPC Offers New Water St. Parking Garage Proposals to Charlottesville

Monday, CPC Manager Dave Norris sent a letter to Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones and Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville Chairman George Benford.

Monday, August 8th 2016, 2:47 PM EDT
CPC: New Letter Supports Case Against Charlottesville
CPC: New Letter Supports Case Against Charlottesville

The Charlottesville Parking Center (CPC) says a new letter proves it has the right to raise rates at the Water Street Parking Garage in Downtown Charlottesville. 

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 4:22 PM EDT
CPC Rejects Charlottesville's $2.8M Offer for Control of Parking Garage
CPC Rejects Charlottesville's $2.8M Offer for Control of Parking Garage

The Charlottesville Parking Center is rejecting City Hall's offer of $2.8 million for its stake in the Water Street Parking Garage. It says a settlement amount would be at least $8.9 million.

Monday, July 11th 2016, 4:43 PM EDT
City Rejects Proposal Over Water Street Parking Garage
City Rejects Proposal Over Water Street Parking Garage

Charlottesville is not accepting a proposed settlement over the Water Street Parking Garage. The city says eminent domain is still an option.

Update: Charlottesville to Announce Parking Garage Decision Wednesday
Update: Charlottesville to Announce Parking Garage Decision Wednesday

City leaders met behind closed doors Tuesday to discuss the Water Street Parking Garage. Councilors are expected to announce a decision Wednesday afternoon.

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 5:20 PM EDT
CPC Offers Proposal Over Water Street Parking Garage
CPC Offers Proposal Over Water Street Parking Garage

A new settlement offer could bring about an end to all the drama surrounding the Water Street Parking Garage in downtown Charlottesville.

Friday, June 24th 2016, 2:39 PM EDT
Businesses Again Ask Charlottesville, CPC to Find Common Ground
Businesses Again Ask Charlottesville, CPC to Find Common Ground

A group representing businesses in Charlottesville is asking City Hall and the people running the Water Street Parking Garage to quickly find common ground.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 4:10 PM EDT
Charlottesville City Council Approves Parking Department
Charlottesville City Council Approves Parking Department

Charlottesville City Council approved a measure to set up a new parking department to making parking downtown more efficient.

Monday, June 20th 2016, 10:28 PM EDT
City Council Looks to Spend for Downtown Parking Department
City Council Looks to Spend for Downtown Parking Department

Charlottesville City Council is looking to spend half-a-million dollars to set up a new parking department.

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 5:13 PM EDT
City Attorney: Charlottesville Proceeding to Condemn Water St. Garage
City Attorney: Charlottesville Proceeding to Condemn Water St. Garage

A parking garage in Charlottesville is the focus of some high drama. 

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 4:36 PM EDT
Charlottesville Considering Eminent Domain for Water Street Garage
Charlottesville Considering Eminent Domain for Water Street Garage

The city of Charlottesville warns it will use eminent domain to take over the Water Street Parking Garage if needed.

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 9:30 PM EDT
CPC Asking for Third Party to Control Parking Garage During Lawsuit
CPC Asking for Third Party to Control Parking Garage During Lawsuit

The Charlottesville Parking Center asked a judge to appoint a third party to control operations while it and the city work their way through legal issues.

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 4:28 PM EDT
Business Owners Meet to Discuss Downtown Charlottesville Parking
Business Owners Meet to Discuss Downtown Charlottesville Parking

Thursday night, business owners, property owners, and customers met at the Violet Crown to discuss the parking situation in downtown Charlottesville.

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 4:41 PM EDT
Water Street Parking Garage to Stay Open Friday
Water Street Parking Garage to Stay Open Friday

The Water Street Parking Garage will not close Friday, despite ongoing negotiations between the city and Charlottesville Parking Center regarding control of numerous parking spaces.

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 4:47 PM EDT
Negotiations Drag On as Water St. Parking Garage Closure Looms
Negotiations Drag On as Water St. Parking Garage Closure Looms

The Water Street Parking Garage could be just days away from closing indefinitely. Negotiations haven't made any progress on a solution, and the garage could close on Friday.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 2:34 PM EDT
CPC President Urges City to Sell Parking Garage Spots
CPC President Urges City to Sell Parking Garage Spots

The president of the Charlottesville Parking Center is urging the city to sell spots in the Water Street Parking Garage to settle a dispute.

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 8:13 PM EDT
Business Association Weighs in on Charlottesville Parking Dispute
Business Association Weighs in on Charlottesville Parking Dispute

Charlottesville's Downtown Business Association is concerned about negotiations over parking, saying the battle between the city and a garage owner could take a toll on retailers and the city's economy.

Monday, April 18th 2016, 5:04 PM EDT
Charlottesville City Council Passes Parking Meter Proposal
Charlottesville City Council Passes Parking Meter Proposal

Charlottesville City Council voted 4 to 1 in favor of a proposal to add over 100 parking meters on streets around the Downtown Mall.

Monday, April 4th 2016, 10:07 PM EDT
Councilors May Vote on Parking Meters for Downtown Charlottesville
Councilors May Vote on Parking Meters for Downtown Charlottesville

The days of free street parking in parts of downtown Charlottesville may be coming to an end. Councilors are expected to vote on adding parking meters to several streets.

Monday, April 4th 2016, 10:10 AM EDT
Charlottesville Could See More Parking Meters Downtown
Charlottesville Could See More Parking Meters Downtown

If Charlottesville City Council passes a resolution at its meeting Monday night, over 100 parking meters could be added to the downtown area.

Friday, April 1st 2016, 6:26 PM EDT
Owner of CPC Suing City Over Setting Fair Market Rate
Owner of CPC Suing City Over Setting Fair Market Rate

The owner of the water street parking garage in downtown Charlottesville is suing the city because he says he is not getting fair market value for shared spaces in the deck. 

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 3:28 PM EDT
Charlottesville City Council Negotiates for More Downtown Parking
Charlottesville City Council Negotiates for More Downtown Parking

Charlottesville City Council is in the middle of negotiations with an owner of Water Street Parking Garage for more parking downtown.

Friday, February 19th 2016, 4:02 PM EST
Parking Study Consultant Says Metered Parking a Solution
Parking Study Consultant Says Metered Parking a Solution

People trying to park in downtown Charlottesville could see some big changes, specifically metered spaces in currently free spots.

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 9:50 PM EDT
Charlottesville Seeks Public Input with Parking Surveys
Charlottesville Seeks Public Input with Parking Surveys

Charlottesville's Office of Economic Development is trying to make some improvements to parking in the city, and is now asking for input from the public

Monday, May 18th 2015, 3:52 PM EDT
Charlottesville City Council Considering Another Parking Study
Charlottesville City Council Considering Another Parking Study

Council will decide at its next meeting whether to move forward with a new parking management study for downtown Charlottesville.

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 6:35 PM EST
Charlottesville City Council Approves Study on Parking Management
Charlottesville City Council Approves Study on Parking Management

Charlottesville city council approved a study on developing a parking management strategy in order to better understand the needs of visitors and workers downtown.

Monday, January 5th 2015, 4:37 PM EST