Charlottesville Starr Hill Small Area Plan

The City of Charlottesville has been increasingly confronting its history of racial inequality, spurred in part by the events during the Summer of Hate, especially on August 12, 2017. The city funded the creation of a Small Area Plan (SAP) for the Starr Hill neighborhood, which was once the location the city’s black business district before urban renewal work in the 1950s and 60s demolished much of the area. Through extensive community outreach and engagement and analysis of regional and neighborhood growth opportunities, this SAP emerged with strategies to guide Starr Hill’s trajectory and influence how it connects more fully to the broader Charlottesville economy. The work also extended its scope to all of Black Charlottesville, identifying opportunities for those populations in and around Starr Hill to participate in and drive the growth and prosperity that Charlottesville is generally experiencing, but which has yet to fully connect to and benefit all of the city’s residents and businesses. 

April 13, 2020

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