City Center History

In 2007 the City of Charlottesville furthered its commitment to the renovation and

jefferson city center picredevelopment of Jefferson School, by appointing a group of local citizens to form a private partnership to undertake the redevelopment in a manner consistent with recommendations of the Jefferson School Task Force. To further the cause, City Council granted a purchase option to the new partnership and agreed to provide $5,800,000 in equity funding for the project.

Since September 2007, the Partnership has worked diligently to evaluate the feasibility of the project, secure historic tax credits and suitable financing, design the new center, find qualified tenants and make the project a reality. Seven qualified consultants were hired to assist in the effort:

Bushman Dreyfus, Architects
Siteworks, Landscape Architecture & Civil Engineering
2RW, Mechanical Engineers
Riggs Ward, Heritage Center/Museum Design
CCI, Construction Cost Estimators
Kjellstrom & Lee Construction Company, Preconstruction Services
Milestone Partners, Project Management & Board Administration

Bringing Life Back to Historic Jefferson School, recommendations of the Jefferson School Task Force,
presented to Charlottesville City Council, January 2004

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City of Charlottesville, Jefferson School

Historic Jefferson School

Design Concepts
National and State Historic Designations
Jefferson School Task Force
City Council Reports

Jefferson School City Center, 233 4th Street NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903 .