Charlottesville mulls new administration complex
Virginia – Charlottesville leaders are considering a plan to consolidate administrations for the city, police department, and school services into a 200,000-square-foot office complex.
Charlottesville’s city manager suggested the complex also could feature affordable housing, retail space, and 400 parking spaces.
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City and school administrative functions are spread across four locations, including the current City Hall built in 1925 and expanded in 1967. Police operations are in a 1966 building.
The city’s interim deputy city manager stated that current city facilities are no longer adequate and have reached their end of life. The official said moving to a new facility would save the city about $983,572 in ongoing annual maintenance costs.
Cost estimates for the project are unknown, but officials anticipated that a design phase would last about a year with construction beginning in late 2022 or early 2023.