Polls favor Ix for City Market
The task force created to study ideas and options for a permanent home for the Charlottesville City Market has come up with a list of suggested locations. According to an informal dish poll with a previous, much larger list of locations–-with 445 votes cast–-it looks like the Frank Ix property was the favorite, with the current location a close second, and the Pavilion/East end of the Mall a close third.
Unfortunately, it looks like the Pavilion/East end of the Mall option has been whittled away, along with City Yard, Tonsler Park, Downtown Mall (which came in 4th), Coca Cola Property, the Coal Tower Property, Water Street Garage, Lee Park, and the LexisNexis Parking lot. However, new selections include Charlottesville High School, 310 Avon Street, Albemarle County Office Building, and McIntire Park.
The Dish then put up a second poll with the new list of locations and 125 votes were cast. Again, the Frank Ix property came out on top, and the current location in the Water Street parking lot came in second. Of course, the task force still has a lot of criterior to consider, like access to parking, electricity, plumbing, cost and length of lease, etc., but it appears the public would like to see it moved to the Frank Ix property or nothing. Stay tuned for more updates from the task force.
Here's the current list of possible locations:
•310 Avon Street
•Amtrak lot (W. Main Street)
•Charlottesville High School
•Circus Grounds (off High Street)
•Albemarle County Office Building
•Frank Ix property
•Martha Jefferson Hospital
•Staples parking lot
•Water Street lot (current location)