January 2017: Read the completed Master Plan here.



We are excited to present our work to date on the Master Plan for the future of Friendship Court. The plan incorporates the work of many of you, including Friendship Court residents, City leaders and staff, our design team, and others in the community.

For the 150 families who call Friendship Court home – including more than 250 children – redevelopment means opportunity, hope for a brighter future, and uncertainty about how it will all unfold. For the larger Charlottesville community, redevelopment represents the chance to remake a large part of our downtown and to get it right, creating new housing, jobs, and infrastructure without displacing anyone. Our goals for the new Friendship Court include mixed income housing in a mixed-use community, with 150 units of Section 8 assisted housing, additional affordable and workforce housing, and a large complement of market-rate housing.

We are excited for the future of Friendship Court, and we want your feedback. Please review the Master Plan Update and let us know what you think.  You can provide your feedback by contacting Claudette Grant, Community Organizer, at the community center, at 295-9794, or at  You are also welcome to provide your feedback through this quick survey.  Please be sure to click “done” after the three questions. Thanks!