Two questions from this week’s C-Ville struck me as they highlight the sort of crossroads at which Charlottesville finds itself. First, in commenting on the closure of one of my all-time favorite Charlottesville restaurants, Eppie’s,…
Just a few years ago, West Main Street was the way you got from UVA to Downtown Charlottesville. Now, it’s Mid-Town. And it’s booming.
Sean Tubbs reports that yet another project – this time a high-end hotel – is being proposed for West Main Street. The prospective developers, Carr Hospitality, have in their portfolio Embassy Suites, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn & Suites and the Willard Intercontinental in DC.
Keeping up with West Main is nearly a full-time job (thanks, Charlottesville Tomorrow!)
So what? West Main is becoming more of an economic force in Charlottesville, adding stuff – new restaurants, new hotels, new apartments … new traffic. I suspect that this density and coming congestion will have at least two effects on the Charlottesville real estate market – 1) more will want to live close to this stuff, and I’d wager many of these will be renters of apartments rather than homeowners and 2) more will want to live away from this density and congestion.
Turns out, I’ve done a couple videos of West Main, and I thought it would be interesting to look back at a few of them: