CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A decision on whether or not to continue allowing vehicles to cross Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall is being pushed back for a year or longer.

The PLACE Design Task Force discussed the two crossings during a meeting Thursday, September 12. It determined a historical landscape study will be needed before making a decision.

The team wants a comprehensive management plan that deals with mall maintenance, ADA accessibility, and preserving historical significance.

"One covered the history of the mall and its design and cover the context and evolution of the landscape, and then the second part is an identification of the contributing resources," said Rachel Lloyd, preservation planner and historical landscape architect.

A member of the committee hopes to work with the Parks and Recreation Department to make the study a reality.