DAIRY MARKET & OFFICE
Cunningham | Quill Architects is currently working with Stony Point Development Group to transform the historic Monticello Dairy building into a destination food hall and market for the City of Charlottesville. The first phase of a multiphased Dairy Central development project, the Market and Office building will anchor the site, bringing much needed amenities to the neighborhood. Located immediately adjacent to the “10th and Paige” neighborhood, the goals of Phase One of Dairy Central are to create an active space for community connection, recreation and revitalization. Considered an “Individually Protected Property” by the City of Charlottesville, Cunningham | Quill Architects’ first objective is to restore the historic Dairy building. Using lessons learned from other successful markets such as Krog Market in Atlanta and Union Market in DC, as well as inspiration from the original charm of the building, the design team has developed a design that plays off of the building’s character and history. The interior of the building will be opened up, creating a double height light-filled space along Grady Avenue that will welcome patrons into the new market. Industrial-inspired and modern finishes harken to the original use of the building while also creating a refreshed and lively environment for market patrons. A new pedestrian terrace will activate Grady Avenue while also creating outdoor gathering space.
The Market will be complemented by a rear office addition that replaces non-historic structures behind the historic Monticello Dairy building. The new four-story structure will be wrapped in zinc, copper, and brick in a manner that both supplements the existing details of the historic Dairy building but also distinguishes it as a separate element.