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Cville Council Considers Buying Land to Expand Park

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Charlottesville City Council will consider buying private property on the city's southern edge to expand a public park. The twelve acres lie just beyond the fence behind Quarry Park.

City Council is reviewing a proposal to buy the land along Moore's Creek for $212,500.

Charlottesville Parks & Trails planner Chris Gensic says the property is a critical connection in the greenbelt plan to buffer development in the city and county.

"It's along Moore's Creek and has great cliffs, great views of the city. There is some Rivanna Trail nearby that area. So, we're purchasing it with the intention it will mostly be natural area with the creek and big trees and trails," said Gensic.  

The city plans to re-use a foot bridge from the Jefferson Park Avenue construction project to cross Moore's Creek through the quarry property. 

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