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City issues request for bids for McIntire skate park, expects construction to start in March

Charlottesville on Monday issued a request for bids to build the proposed concrete skate park at McIntire Park. The request comes after city staff members were able to cut down the project’s original $1.7 million price tag, said city recreation manager Vic Garber. City Council in the spring devoted $1.5 million in capital funding to […]

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Charlottesville grants third lease extension for McIntire Park YMCA

The Piedmont Family YMCA has been granted one more year to break ground on a 70,000-square-foot fitness and aquatic center on the western side of Charlottesville’s McIntire Park.    The chairman of the organization’s board of directors expressed confidence during Monday’s City Council meeting that the project eventually will be built despite problems securing financing.  […]

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City makes botanical garden partnership official

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 of the park. “We’re delighted […]