The work on the skate park will be done in phases. Phases one will physically relocate the structures in the skate park. There is a plan in place to redo the skate park once it's in McIntire Park. The price tag for the work is more than $255,000, but it was already budgeted.
Charlottesville City Councilor Dave Norris said, "Thousands of people come there every year to utilize that skate park. From the city, from the county and beyond. So we wanted to make sure as the interchange, as work gets underway on the interchange, that there's no big interruption in service for users of the skate park."
The allocation of money requires two readings so it won't be officially approved until the next meeting. The hope is to start the move in November.
Council also voted Monday night to provide honorary name status to two city streets. Avon Street between Levy and Monticello Avenue will be referred to as Franklin Delano Gibson Street.
Gibson owned and operated Gibson Store at the corner of Avon Street and Hinton for 40 years. His friends say the store was one of the cornerstones of the Belmont community.
Baughan Roemer, one of Gibson's friends said, "He just had a knack for looking out for the underdog, for the neglected and the rejected among our society. So he used his business as a venue to service and connect people with the community, and he really cared."
Chris Gibson, Gibson's son, said, "I think that renaming a street is a big decision to make; however, for everyone who works hard every day in and out, it represents their hard work."
Council also voted to give honorary name status to a portion of 5th Street Extended for noted civil rights advocate George Ferguson. Ferguson was instrumental in the integration of the University of Virginia hospital and Charlottesville schools.
In addition, council also approved revisions to the Architectural Design Control (ADC) Districts Design Guidelines, which require updating every five years. On Monday, the revision include new guidelines for use of tents for weekend and winter cafe use. Other revisions include guidelines on use of public art. Click here to view the agenda, which includes the revisions adopted at Monday's meeting.
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