Dates: 2006

Collection Number: MS 685

Physical Location: Archive Room Shelves

Extent: 1 folder.

Creators/Collectors: UVA School of Architecture

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

User Restrictions: No restrictions.

Preferred Citation: Yes in my backyard: A case for Y.I.M.B.Y.: The Historic Landscape of the Charlottesville City Yard, MS 685, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information: Unknown.

Biographical/Historical Information:

From the introduction: “In the Spring of 2006, Julie Bargmann’s studio and Daniel Bluestone’s community history workshop collaborated efforts to propose that density at the Charlottesville City Yard is possible without erasing the historic fabric of the neighborhood, and without displacing the long-standing community.

This booklet was produced by the students in the community history workshop as and[sic] introduction to the research that formed the basis for the Y.I.M.B.Y. development alternatives explored in the Bargmann design studio.”

Scope and Content: Y.I.M.B.Y. Workshop, School, Spring 2006


Table of contents:
The City Yard: A History of Uses
City Yard Gas Works
City Yard Residential Development
City Yard Demographics
Charlottesville City Yard Streets History
Business In / Neighborhood Out
Becoming City Yard
The City Jail
City Yard Infrastructure
City Yard Redevelopment


  • Charlottesville (Va.)
  • City planning--Virginia--Charlottesville

Record Types: Reports.