The Daily Progress
By Chris Suarez
The developer of the Dairy Central project now has a special-use permit that will allow for the construction of an even larger development on the 10th and Page side of the Preston Avenue corridor.
On a 4-1 vote, the Charlottesville City Council on Monday approved the request for a special-use permit. The new multiphase development at 946 Grady Ave. will include 251 rental apartments, 60,000 square feet of office space and 45,000 square feet of retail space.
The permit specifically grants the developer permission to build two five-story apartment buildings behind the historic Monticello Dairy building and to increase the residential density at the nearly 4.3-acre development site.
“If we get approval tonight, we will move through the detailed design process and try to get this under construction as soon as possible,” developer Chris Henry, of Stony Point Design Build, said before the vote.