“Stonefield” Underway

Remember Albemarle Place, the very model of new urbanist mixed-used development? Well, now it’s “Stonefield” (blech), and it’s just a shopping center. Charlottesville: “the “Napa of the East Coast”.  #

7 Responses to ““Stonefield” Underway”


  • Dave McNair writes: “Development officials said that Stonefield is expected to create 1,700 construction jobs.” I’ve seen that quoted in a few places now. What I don’t know about construction is a lot, but…1,700? Really? There are 1,700 people who are not currently employed who are going to be employed in the field of construction, and that is a result of the need for one thousand, seven hundred people working to build this one shopping center? Are some of these jobs really something that will last, say, a week? Are some of these jobs really just a series of one-week jobs that will be done by one person, but are counted as ten “jobs”? Or will this really, truly employ 1,700 people for months and months?

  • “Are some of these jobs really just a series of one-week jobs that will be done by one person, but are counted as ten “jobs”?”

    I kind of fear this is the case. One way these jobs sometimes get counted is if there are multiple buildings, they hire someone to do something (say, dig a foundation). That’s 1 job. Yes it goes away after they’re done digging, but it counts. Then they hire the same guy to dig the foundation of the building on the other side of the lot. That’s another job. And so on. So really, it could be only a few hundred people getting work (but being counted more than once).

    I don’t know if that’s what’s happening here, but there is the possibility. I don’t work in construction, so it’s possible these 1,700 jobs are different than I described. But really, how ever many jobs will be a welcome relief for a lot of people. Hopefully they will hire local first.

  • I resent having my hometown compared to a cabbage.

  • A lot will depend on whether the General Contractor is a local firm, or from out of town.

  • Local

  • According to their press release earlier this year, Faulconer (local) is the sitework GC. Not sure who they’ve hired as the actual construction GC.

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