Difference between revisions of "Jefferson School City Center"

From Cvillepedia
Jump to: navigation, search
(+video)
(updated somewhat)
Line 1: Line 1:
The '''Jefferson School City Center''' is a commercial redevelopment of the [[Jefferson School]] building in downtown Charlottesville, intended to preserve the school and use it as a community resource providing cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities. The [[Jefferson School African American Heritage Center]] and the City’s [[Carver Recreation Center]] will be the center’s two anchor tenants. The center is expected to be home to various other tenants that will compliment the school.<ref name="Lynn"> {{cite web|author=Lynn, Bridgett|title=City Council Contributes $5.8 Million to Jefferson School Project|work= Charlottesville Tomorrow News Center|publishdate=21 May 2010|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/6518-jefferson-school/|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow}}</ref>  
+
[[Image:20130815 Cafe 11.jpg|right|thumb|250px|Jefferson School City Center]]
 +
The '''Jefferson School City Center''' is a commercial redevelopment of the [[Jefferson School]] building in downtown Charlottesville, intended to preserve the school and use it as a community resource providing cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities. The [[Jefferson School African American Heritage Center]] and the City’s [[Carver Recreation Center]] are the center’s two anchor tenants.<ref name="Lynn"> {{cite web|author=Lynn, Bridgett|title=City Council Contributes $5.8 Million to Jefferson School Project|work= Charlottesville Tomorrow News Center|publishdate=21 May 2010|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/6518-jefferson-school/|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow}}</ref>  The center is home to various other tenants, including the [[Piedmont Virginia Community College]], the [[Piedmont Family YMCA]], [[Literacy Volunteers]], the [[Jefferson Area Board for Aging]] Mary Williams Community Center, the [[Women's Initiative]], and Common Ground Healing Arts.<ref>{{cite web|title=Tenant Information: Occupants|url=http://www.jeffersoncitycenter.com/tenant_information/occupants.php|author=|work=|publisher=Jefferson School City Center|location=|publishdate=|accessdate=15 Aug 2013}}</ref>
  
 
==Current Developments==
 
==Current Developments==
 
{{current}}
 
{{current}}
 
[[image:20120223-jefferson-school.jpg|thumb|left]]
 
[[image:20120223-jefferson-school.jpg|thumb|left]]
The Jefferson School Community Partnership purchased the building and surrounding land from the city for $100,000. The City contributed $5.9 million to the project, and the Partnership borrowed the remaining funds from Union First Market Bank. The final site plan was submitted in June 2010. <ref name="Fitzgerald">{{cite-progress|title="Jefferson School begins its new life."|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2011/sep/14/jefferson-school-begins-its-new-life-ar-1309891/|author=Fitzgerald, Sharon C.|pageno=|printdate=September 14, 2011|publishdate=September 14, 2011|accessdate=September 14, 2011|cturl=}}</ref>
+
The Jefferson School Community Partnership purchased the building and surrounding land from the city for $100,000. The City contributed $5.9 million to the project, and the Partnership borrowed the remaining funds from Union First Market Bank. The final site plan was submitted in June 2010.<ref name="Fitzgerald">{{cite-progress|title="Jefferson School begins its new life."|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2011/sep/14/jefferson-school-begins-its-new-life-ar-1309891/|author=Fitzgerald, Sharon C.|pageno=|printdate=September 14, 2011|publishdate=September 14, 2011|accessdate=September 14, 2011|cturl=}}</ref>
  
The partnership sought to rezone the school back in March 2010 to allow for restaurants to be opened on the site.<ref>{{cite web|author=Tubbs, Sean|title=Planning Commission Discusses Zoning Matrix, Jefferson School Rezoning|work=Charlottesville Tomorrow News Center|publishdate= 29 Mar. 2010|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/6564-zoning-matrix-1/}}</ref>The application to rezone the school was submitted on Wednesday, May 19th.<ref name="Lynn" />
+
The partnership sought to rezone the school in March 2010 to allow for restaurants to be opened on the site.<ref>{{cite web|author=Tubbs, Sean|title=Planning Commission Discusses Zoning Matrix, Jefferson School Rezoning|work=Charlottesville Tomorrow News Center|publishdate= 29 Mar. 2010|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/6564-zoning-matrix-1/}}</ref> The [[Vinegar Hill Cafe]], owned by [[JABA]], opened in the center in January 2013.  
  
The city is also seeking [[Individually Protected Property|individually protected property]] status<ref name="dp20101212">{{cite-progress|title=Jefferson School may get local historic designation|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2010/dec/12/jefferson-school-may-get-local-historic-designatio-ar-711352/|author=Rachana Dixit|pageno=|printdate=December 12, 2010|publishdate=December 12, 2010|accessdate=December 13, 2010|cturl=}}</ref>, which would require any exterior changes to come before the [[Board of Architectural Review]].  
+
The city also sought [[Individually Protected Property|individually protected property]] status<ref name="dp20101212">{{cite-progress|title=Jefferson School may get local historic designation|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2010/dec/12/jefferson-school-may-get-local-historic-designatio-ar-711352/|author=Rachana Dixit|pageno=|printdate=December 12, 2010|publishdate=December 12, 2010|accessdate=December 13, 2010|cturl=}}</ref>, which requires any exterior changes to come before the [[Board of Architectural Review]].  
  
A groundbreaking took place on September 14, 2011<ref name="Fitzgerald"/>. Construction is expected to be substantially complete by November 2012. <ref>{{cite web|title=June 2012 Construction Report|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=22493|author=Department of Public Works|work=|publisher=City of Charlottesville|location=|publishdate=|accessdate=June 28, 2012}}</ref>
+
Groundbreaking took place on September 14, 2011.<ref name="Fitzgerald"/> Construction was substantially complete by November 2012.<ref>{{cite web|title=June 2012 Construction Report|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=22493|author=Department of Public Works|work=|publisher=City of Charlottesville|location=|publishdate=|accessdate=June 28, 2012}}</ref>
  
 
==Managing Partners<ref>{{cite web|publisher= Jefferson School City Center|title=Managing Partners|accessdate= 13 Aug. 2010|url=http://www.jeffersoncitycenter.com/city_center/managing_partners.php|work-official site}}</ref>==
 
==Managing Partners<ref>{{cite web|publisher= Jefferson School City Center|title=Managing Partners|accessdate= 13 Aug. 2010|url=http://www.jeffersoncitycenter.com/city_center/managing_partners.php|work-official site}}</ref>==
Line 29: Line 30:
 
{{Main|Jefferson School African American Heritage Center}}
 
{{Main|Jefferson School African American Heritage Center}}
  
The African American Heritage Center will be located in the earliest built portion of the structure, on the north side facing Commerce Street. The Heritage Center will honor the history of the school through its redesign of museum-quality exhibition space and offer programs in the arts, dance, language, and computer science. Congressman Tom Perriello is in the process of shepherding an $850,000 earmark to help pay for the center's construction<ref>{{cite-progress|title=House panel OKs $850,000 for African-American center|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2010/oct/19/house-panel-oks-850000-african-american-center-ar-573605/|author=staff report|pageno=|printdate=October 20, 2010|publishdate=October 20, 2010|accessdate=October 20, 2010|cturl=}}</ref>.
+
The African American Heritage Center is located in the earliest built portion of the structure, on the north side facing Commerce Street. The Heritage Center honors the history of the school through its redesign of museum-quality exhibition space and offer programs in the arts, dance, language, and computer science. Congressman Tom Perriello secured an $850,000 earmark to help pay for the center's construction.<ref>{{cite-progress|title=House panel OKs $850,000 for African-American center|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2010/oct/19/house-panel-oks-850000-african-american-center-ar-573605/|author=staff report|pageno=|printdate=October 20, 2010|publishdate=October 20, 2010|accessdate=October 20, 2010|cturl=}}</ref>
  
 
==Carver Recreation Center==
 
==Carver Recreation Center==
 
On the south end of the building, Carver Rec hosts a gymnasium with roller skating and volleyball programs, a kitchen, craft room, dance room, gymnastics room and "kids zone". Carver is one of several recreation centers run by the [[Department of Parks and Recreation]].
 
On the south end of the building, Carver Rec hosts a gymnasium with roller skating and volleyball programs, a kitchen, craft room, dance room, gymnastics room and "kids zone". Carver is one of several recreation centers run by the [[Department of Parks and Recreation]].
 
Other tenants will include the [[Jefferson Area Board for Aging]], a satellite campus of [[Piedmont Virginia Community College]], the [[Piedmont Family YMCA]], Common Ground Healing Arts, [[Literacy Volunteers Charlottesville/Albemarle]], and an outreach clinic through [[Martha Jefferson Hospital]]<ref name="dp20101212" />.
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
Line 44: Line 43:
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
http://www.jeffersoncitycenter.com
+
[[http://www.jeffersoncitycenter.com Official site]]
  
 
{{coord|38.032214|N|78.486988|W|display=title}}
 
{{coord|38.032214|N|78.486988|W|display=title}}

Revision as of 14:35, 15 August 2013

Jefferson School City Center

The Jefferson School City Center is a commercial redevelopment of the Jefferson School building in downtown Charlottesville, intended to preserve the school and use it as a community resource providing cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities. The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center and the City’s Carver Recreation Center are the center’s two anchor tenants.[1] The center is home to various other tenants, including the Piedmont Virginia Community College, the Piedmont Family YMCA, Literacy Volunteers, the Jefferson Area Board for Aging Mary Williams Community Center, the Women's Initiative, and Common Ground Healing Arts.[2]

Current Developments

Ambox notice.png This article documents a current event. Information may change rapidly as the event progresses.
20120223-jefferson-school.jpg

The Jefferson School Community Partnership purchased the building and surrounding land from the city for $100,000. The City contributed $5.9 million to the project, and the Partnership borrowed the remaining funds from Union First Market Bank. The final site plan was submitted in June 2010.[3]

The partnership sought to rezone the school in March 2010 to allow for restaurants to be opened on the site.[4] The Vinegar Hill Cafe, owned by JABA, opened in the center in January 2013.

The city also sought individually protected property status[5], which requires any exterior changes to come before the Board of Architectural Review.

Groundbreaking took place on September 14, 2011.[3] Construction was substantially complete by November 2012.[6]

Managing Partners[7]

African American Heritage Center

Main article: Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

The African American Heritage Center is located in the earliest built portion of the structure, on the north side facing Commerce Street. The Heritage Center honors the history of the school through its redesign of museum-quality exhibition space and offer programs in the arts, dance, language, and computer science. Congressman Tom Perriello secured an $850,000 earmark to help pay for the center's construction.[8]

Carver Recreation Center

On the south end of the building, Carver Rec hosts a gymnasium with roller skating and volleyball programs, a kitchen, craft room, dance room, gymnastics room and "kids zone". Carver is one of several recreation centers run by the Department of Parks and Recreation.

References

  1. Web. City Council Contributes $5.8 Million to Jefferson School Project, Lynn, Bridgett, Charlottesville Tomorrow News Center, Charlottesville Tomorrow, 21 May 2010
  2. Web. Tenant Information: Occupants, Jefferson School City Center, retrieved 15 Aug 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Web. "Jefferson School begins its new life.", Fitzgerald, Sharon C., Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, September 14, 2011, retrieved September 14, 2011.
  4. Web. Planning Commission Discusses Zoning Matrix, Jefferson School Rezoning, Tubbs, Sean, Charlottesville Tomorrow News Center, 29 Mar. 2010
  5. Web. Jefferson School may get local historic designation, Rachana Dixit, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, December 12, 2010, retrieved December 13, 2010.
  6. Web. June 2012 Construction Report, Department of Public Works, City of Charlottesville, retrieved June 28, 2012.
  7. Web. Managing Partners, Jefferson School City Center, retrieved 13 Aug. 2010.
  8. Web. House panel OKs $850,000 for African-American center, staff report, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, October 20, 2010, retrieved October 20, 2010.

Insider Nonprofits with Andrea Copeland video


External Links

[Official site]

Coordinates:Erioll world.svg.png 38°01′56″N 78°29′13″W / 38.032214°N 78.486988°W / 38.032214; -78.486988