Charlottesville Planning Commission Discuses McIntire Park Future
Charlottesville's Planning Commission wrapped up a busy night Tuesday with a discussion of the master plan for the east side of McIntire Park.
That new plan includes shutting down the golf course by 2020. Charlottesville parks and recreation planning is recommending a new botanical garden, a family activity area and a new playing field with lights.
The planning commission reviewed the plan before it goes to city council for approval. Planning commissioners supported parts of the plan but not all of it. Their concerns will be sent along to council for their review.
Also on Tuesday night, the commission chose to not vote on the potential rezoning of about 25 acres off of Rio Road and Pen Park Lane called Lochlyn Hill. The idea is to make the residential area into a planned unit development. That could be used for affordable housing and modular construction, including townhouses and other family homes.
There weren't enough votes to approve the rezoning, so developers will come back at a future meeting with a revised plan.
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