“Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Charlottesville City Council that the proposed urban renewal area described above is a slum, blighted, deteriorated or deteriorating area appropriate for an urban renewal project.”

At the same meeting, City Council adopted a new zoning ordinance and zoning map.

We are familiar with the immediate, devastating effects of urban renewal on the African American neighborhood of Vinegar Hill.

A less dramatic piece of the Harland Bartholomew legacy in the City of Charlottesville is represented by the Zoning District Map adopted by Council that Monday in February. The Woolen Mills lives with the consequences of that map, it’s sure steps and the false steps, to this day.

HBA approved of the Woolen Mills Neighborhood, they found it to be

“a residential neighborhood of standard development”.