Daily Archive for March 3rd, 2008

Western McIntire Park Master Planning Public Forum

As if there wasn’t enough to do on March 4, Charlottesville Parks and Rec has scheduled a public forum to discuss the Master Plan Project for the western end of McIntire Park. The meeting runs from 6:30 to 8:30 in City Council chambers, and yes, that is the same time as both the Old Lynchburg Road Citizen information meeting and the UVA Medical Center update . A copy of the Park Forum agenda is posted below.

As has been reported, the City of Charlottesville has entered into a Land Lease with the Piedmont Family YMCA that provides for the construction of a community recreation center within McIntire Park. A provision of this land lease requires the City to conduct a master plan process that will determine the exact location of the YMCA within this portion of McIntire Park. This process will produce a conceptual master plan that will:

1) Locate the YMCA facility within a pre-defined area on the west side of McIntire Park

2) Identify other potential recreational improvements on the west side of McIntire Park reflecting the needs and values of the community.

To that end, upon completion of a six week Request for Proposal (RFP) process, the City has retained the services of a landscape architectural firm. Rhodeside-Harwell will assist the City in facilitating a community-driven process that will update the park master plan for the portion of McIntire Park west of the Norfolk Southern Railway. The March 4 meeting is only the first of several community engagement meetings designed to create open discussion of this project. The current schedule is as follows:

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