In 2014, SP@CE was created with one mission: build a large-scale innovation hub in Charlottesville, VA.
Over the next 2 years the company developed a proposal for an “Innovation District” in Charlottesville, consolidated an executable plan to build a series of “innovation hubs” in the Downtown area, and began actively looking for real estate to build the facility.
In 2017, it was announced that SP@CE’s plan to develop the Main Street Arena site into a 140,000 sq.ft. innovation hub would move forward.
SP@CE further helped to facilitate a public-private dialogue between the institutional stakeholders of the innovation ecosystem.