What has happened so far?
It’s official! After a full year of planning and nine public meetings, the Charlottesville City Council approves a conceptual design for the City’s first BOTANICAL GARDEN in McIntire Park East on September 4, 2012.
February 2013 – April 2013
MBG works with Charlottesville’s Department of Parks & Recreation, The Design Place Task Force Committee and others, to prepare the RFP for an architectural landscape firm to design a master plan for McIntire Park East in accordance with the conceptual design adopted by the City Council in September 2012.
City Parks & Recreation is in the process of hiring an architectural landscape firm to design the botanical garden.
June – September 2013
MBG participates in the public process of decision making.
October 2013 – December 2014
MBG continues working with Parks & Recreation on an implementation timetable for infrastructure according to the newly approved master design plan. Those projects within the initial botanical garden area for which the MBG could effectively begin fund-raising are identified.
Interchange project completed.
BOTANICAL GARDEN opens officially as construction for the interchange and McIntire Road Extended are completed with access to the park well defined.
McIntire Park East is now open every Sunday all day long and every Tuesday and Thursday after 3 pm, so everyone can enjoy visiting the park.