Project Management Division  |  Courts Project
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PROJECT OVERVIEW MAJOR MILESTONES HISTORY: 2011-2018

Starting in 2019, Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville will redevelop the Levy Opera House and site located at 350 Park Street. In the first phase of work, a 3-story building will be constructed and connected to the Opera House. This building will accommodate court sets for the City and County’s General District Courts. A portion of the Levy Opera House will be also be renovated during this phase in order to accommodate the County Commonwealth Attorney's office. Approximately 58,850 square feet will be included in this phase of construction and renovation. The second phase of work will include the renovation of and small addition to the Circuit Court at the current historic courthouse. This renovation and construction will encompass approximately 32,034 square feet. 

The renovations will be designed to function for a 21st century judicial system with modern design features that will enhance security while maintaining accessibility for our community. We anticipate completion of all construction and renovation by 2025.

Please use the tabs at the top of this page for more information, including major milestones, supporting documents and the history of this project. 

What's New?

March 5, 2019: The Governor signed HB 2239. Effective date is July 1, 2019.

February 5, 2019: Virginia House of Delegates passed HB 2239 as part of a 99-0 block vote. HB 2239 is the legislation requested by the Board in order to allow courthouses to be located on property jointly owned by a county and a city. The bill will move on to the Senate.

December 17, 2018: Albemarle County Board of Supervisors approves the Joint County/City Memorandum of Agreement.

 


 
 
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