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Lark on Main

1000 West Main Street
Use Type Mixed Use Apartments & Retail
Lot Size 1.277 acres
Building Height 101 feet
Stories 11
Residential units Approved up to 246 units (648 bedrooms)

128 units (365 beds) in 12/16/14 BAR proposal

Non-Residential 9,670 sf commercial
Parking 219 spaces (structured)

205 bicycle spaces

Development Firm CA Student Living
Owner Mapletree Investments (Singapore)
Approval Process Special Use Permit

Lark on Main, formerly The Uncommon,[1] is a multistory mixed-use building at 1000 West Main Street that was completed in 2016. The complex was developed by CA Student Living of Chicago[2] and sold to Mapletree Investments in November 2016.[1]

The building was fully occupied in its first year of opening. [3] The developers chose to pay $331,450.68 into the Charlottesville Affordable Housing Fund rather than build affordable units onsite.[4]

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  • October 2013: Plans submitted [5]
  • November 12, 2013: First appearance before Charlottesville Planning Commission [6]
  • January 22, 2014: Council approves project on a 3-2 vote with Councilors Bob Fenwick and Dede Smith voting against. [7]
  • December 16, 2014: Board of Architectural Review
  • June 2015: Construction begins
  • April 2016: Hardywood Craft Brewery announces plans to open taproom in facility. [8]
  • August 12, 2016: UnCommon opens to residents. [9]

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Coordinates:Erioll world.svg.png 38°01′57″N 78°29′41″W / 38.032594°N 78.494780°W / 38.032594; -78.494780


  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. Rebranding of W. Main apartments reflects trend of outside ownership, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 22, 2018, retrieved 2018-10-06.
  2. Web. New digs: More construction on West Main, Samantha Baars, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, June 25, 2015, retrieved June 25, 2015.
  3. E-mail. Sara Williams, Tayor Johnson. "FW: A tour of Uncommon Charlottesville??." Message to Sean Tubbs, Senior Reporter, Charlottesvile Tomorrow. December 5, 2016.
  4. Web. Agenda for November 2, 2015 City Council, City of Charlottesville, November 2, 2015, retrieved 2018-10-06.
  5. Web. Third student housing complex proposed for West Main, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, October 20, 2013, retrieved August 5, 2014.
  6. Web. Planning Commission pans third West Main student housing complex, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, November 13, 2013, retrieved August 5, 2014.
  7. Web. Council approves third student-housing complex for West Main, Maggie Ambrose & Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, January 22, 2014, retrieved October 27, 2014.
  8. Web. Hardywood opening brewery and taproom in Charlottesville, Allison Wrabel, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, April 26, 2016, retrieved April 27, 2016.
  9. Web. Uncommon opens on West Main Street, Anna Pollard, Cavalier Daily, August 23, 2016, retrieved August 24, 2016.

External Links

Official site