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January 03, 2017
Last year, Charlottesville Tomorrow introduced a new feature called #CvilleCurious in which we invited our readers to ask questions about the quality of life topics we cover. You responded with more than 100 ideas! As a result we’ve written about local entrepreneurship and the startup ecosystem, neighborhood zoning, revitalizing ...
November 12, 2016
The Charlottesville Planning Commission was given the chance recently to comment on a plan to allow bicycling and running at the Ragged Mountain Natural Area. “To be clear, consensus is not required,” Brian Daly, director of the city’s parks department, said at a commission meeting Wednesday. “As part of ...
May 25, 2016
After several months of public debate over whether or not to allow bikes and dogs into the Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville officials have developed four potential options for public use of the reservoir’s forested watershed. Approximately 80 people attended a meeting Tuesday at Trinity Presbyterian Church. “The world ...
January 09, 2016
As 2016 gets underway, Charlottesville’s parks and recreation director told the City Council that it soon will be time to take inventory of the city’s resources in order to plan for the future. “One of the things to do in this calendar year is to investigate some options ...
October 10, 2015
A network of trails at the Ragged Mountain Natural Area could be opened to cyclists, runners and dogs after Charlottesville officials consider changing rules governing the space. Management of the land was transferred to the city from the Ivy Creek Foundation in September after the Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority completed ...
April 21, 2015
Pressured by local environmentalists, the city of Charlottesville has adopted a formal pest management program. While the program codifies practices already in place, it doesn’t address the recommendations of the Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club, which had called for the increased use of organic products and a reduction ...
March 17, 2015
Charlottesville’s City Council has approved a new design for the eastern side of McIntire Park, a 75-acre space that will include a botanical garden, skate park and enhanced access for pedestrian and bike traffic. “This design is the outcome of many months of community input, public open houses and ...
February 21, 2015
Community members had another chance last week to provide feedback on the new design for the eastern side of McIntire Park. “We are looking for comment on the last phase of the design,” Charlottesville Parks and Recreation department director Brian Daly said at an open house hosted by the department ...
February 19, 2015
Park Design workshop to be held tonight As Charlottesville plans a new look for the eastern half of McIntire Park, a nonprofit organization is working with the city to make their collective dream of a botanical garden a near-term reality. “It is hoped that by 2016 a lot of the ...
June 05, 2014
Nearly 90 years after a land donation sparked the creation of Charlottesville’s McIntire Park, a major facelift is planned for the eastern half of the facility and a pedestrian bridge is planned to stitch together the property. Charlottesville Parks and Recreation staff and the architects of the park’s ...
April 11, 2014
Charlottesville’s McIntire Park may one day welcome not only skateboarders and visitors to a future botanical garden, but also residents commuting to work. A multi-use commuter path was one suggestion mulled by the PLACE Design Task Force at a meeting Thursday. “You could get around the entire city without ...
February 24, 2014
Since 2009, Charlottesville has spent $1.85 million to increase the size of its park system by 147 acres, according to information presented recently to the City Council. “The acquisition of these lands has provided permanent protection for some of the last stands of mature forest in the city and ...
September 17, 2013
Plans for a botanical garden in the eastern half of McIntire Park may move forward now that a nonprofit group has formalized a partnership with the city of Charlottesville. The City Council on Monday adopted a resolution to work with the McIntire Botanical Garden group to redevelop the eastern half ...
February 18, 2013
The Piedmont Family YMCA has been busy preparing to build a facility in Charlottesville's McIntire Park in the month since the state’s highest court dismissed a pair of lawsuits seeking to block its construction. “We’ve pulled our building committee together to meet with the architect and the ...
September 05, 2012
After a full year of planning and nine public meetings, the Charlottesville City Council has adopted a master plan for the eastern half of McIntire Park that calls for the existing seven-hole golf course to eventually be replaced with a botanical garden. “We believe the process was really open, very ...
July 15, 2012
The Charlottesville City Council will weigh in tonight on a master plan that would bring major changes to the eastern side of McIntire Park. The new park concept is the result of months of planning and community meetings, and residents will have a chance to offer input once again tonight ...
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